Research Center for Digital Humanities
The Research center for Digital Humanities is committed to creating a complete digital research environment. The center also conducts research and continues to digitally preserve Taiwan’s important, unique and delicate cultural artifacts and historical resources. After the initial task of digitalization is complete, the center’s resources will be devoted to promoting research and digital information exchange.
The center has already established eleven databases which comprise over 1,830,000 digital annotations (metadata), 8,600,000 images and 208 million words of original texts including Chinese documents from the Ming and Qing dynasties as well as old deeds of Taiwan. Also included are statistical reports and court archives from the period of Japanese occupation, archives of the Kuomintang (KMT) party, archives of the Taiwan Consultative Council and other institutes, newspaper clippings and old photographs. All of these materials showcase Taiwan’s abundant cultural heritage and enable researchers to investigate Taiwanese history from different perspectives.