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University of Pittsburgh
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Conference Participation and Invited Talks


Conference on Rural Society and Politics in China

Hosts: Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh; University of Pittsburgh Library System; Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh

Time: April 22-23, 2022

Agenda Information

Abstract: Amidst rapid urbanization and massive emigration from rural areas in recent decades, the countryside has suffered from increasing neglect. Yet growing urban-rural polarization around the world today tells us that the countryside remains as relevant as ever. American politics and European politics are now utterly divided between urban and rural areas. Similarly, urban-rural inequality bears profound consequences for Chinese society and politics. A substantial amount of the world’s population will remain in the countryside for decades to come, and their lives, livelihoods, and political participation will continue to affect the fates of societies as a whole.

This conference brings together scholars from various disciplines to engage in an in-depth discussion about society and politics of the Chinese countryside. A central theme of this conference is to highlight the Contemporary Chinese Village Gazetteer Dataset assembled by the University of Pittsburgh Library System (ULS). Participants are encouraged to present preliminary findings using this dataset, although other kinds of intellectual contributions are also welcome.


East Asian Digital Scholarship Series, Harvard University

Time:  May 26, 2021

  • Haihui Zhang, Yuanziyi Zhang, Ruoyun Zheng
  • Workshop Title: From Village Gazetteers to Database: Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Village Data

Association for Asian Studies (AAS) Roundtable Discussion

Time:  March 2021

  • Haihui Zhang, Kornelia Tancheva, Thomas Rawski, Pierre Landry, Huaiyin Li, Minghua Ling, Rongqian Ma
  • Panel Title: Cooperative Prospects: A Scholar-Librarian Dialogue on Contemporary Chinese Village Gazetteer Data (CCVG Data) and Beyond

Deep Dive into Digital and Data Methods for Chinese Studies, University of Michigan

Time:  March 2021

  • Haihui Zhang, Yuanziyi Zhang, Ruoyun Zheng
  • Workshop Title: From Village Gazetteers to Database: Introduction to Contemporary Chinese Village Data

Asian Studies Center, University of Pittsburgh

Time:  February 2021

  • Haihui Zhang, Yuanziyi Zhang, Ruoyun Zheng
  • Presentation Title: Chinese Archive Collection and Project Initiative

Duke Kunshan University, China

Time:  January 2021

  • Yuanziyi Zhang
  • Presentation Title: Contemporary Chinese Village Gazetteer Data (CCVG Data) Project: From Books to Data

JCDL 2020

Time:  August 2020

  • Haihui Zhang, Yuanziyi Zhang, Fanghui Xiao, and Qi Xin
  • Presentation Title: Contemporary Chinese Village Gazetteer Data Project: From Books to Data
  • Conference Website

Council on East Asian Libraries (CEAL) Poster Session

Time:  March 2020

  • Yuanziyi Zhang
  • Poster Title: Contemporary Chinese Village Gazetteer Project
  • Poster PDF

The 48th Annual Mid-Atlantic Region Association for Asian Studies Conference (MARAAS)

Time:  October 2019

  • Haihui Zhang and Yi Shi
  • Presentation Title: University of Pittsburgh Library System CCVG Data Project