Publications from the Center or related projects

General Publications

 

Walking into Taipei's Past and Present

Publisher: Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures

Date of Publication: (Chinese Version)

 (English Version)

 

The past history of Taipei has been buried gradually in peoples' memories after generations and regime changes but clues to the past still remain. When turning a corner, we may suddenly stumble on a street view that may have been familiar before - the features of the past may be hidden within our modern city. The daily lives of the people in bygone generations still have surprising connections to our own lives.
This book has selected 12 historical maps from 1895, and over 200 old photos. Using the Geographic Information System (GIS) technique, the book integrates old and new maps, allowing users to travel in time while walking around the city. Furthermore, the book even combines with the free "Taipei Historical Maps" mobile APP. If users scan the QR Code of the destinations, then it will link directly to the APP maps and the users can instantly see streetscape photos of past and present. It is the first ever guide book to combine annotated street photos from two different timelines to allow readers to experience travel through time and space.
Experts in the fields of history and the humanities were invited to write articles and fascinating stories based around 24 themes. The readers are invited to compare the maps and photos, while vividly experiencing historical detail designed to fuel their imaginations.
Special Combination: To combine the guidebook of "Walking into Taipei's Past and Present" with the mobile phone APP. Swipe a finger to discover Old Taipei.


 

Reading Antique Cartography: Historical Chinese Maps in the British Library

Chief Editor: Hsieh, Kuo-hsing

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Publisher: Published by the Institute of Taiwanese History in association with the Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures

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The atlas contains 129 historical Chinese maps from the British Library. The selected maps are divided into several categories: economic and transportation, famous historical sites, flood control and embankment, local administration and provinces, city, world and military focus. Most of the historical Chinese maps treasured by the British Library in the mid nineteenth century are official manuscripts or works presented to the court. Furthermore, compared with the historical maps housed in the Qing Court, they share a completely different way of being presented in terms of style, techniques and the target audience. The interpretation of historical literature, chronology of the maps' examination and the maps' information analysis was done by Dr. Lin, Tien-jen from the National Palace Museum. Dr. Peter Barber, Head of Cartographic and Topographic Materials, the British Library, made time for contributing a great paper in the midst of his busy schedule. He explores the acquisition of the historical Chinese maps of the British Library. The content of the atlas have been added to the Reading Digital Atlas.


 

Reading Imperial Cartography: Ming-Qing Historical Maps in the Library of Congress

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Publisher: Published by Academia Sinica Center for Digital Cultures in association with the Library of Congress

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The bi-lingual annotated atlas contains 157 pre-1900 historical Chinese maps from the Library of Congress. The maps selected for the book are either of academic significance, made with exquisite craftsmanship or rare to be seen among the collection institutes. They are organized into 9 categories: (1) general maps (2) local administrative maps (3) flood control and embankment maps (4) military and traffics maps (5) city maps (6) political and boundary maps (7) maps of temples, palaces and royal gardens (8) maps of social and economic conditions (9) mixed-theme maps.


 

When Technology Meets Humanities: The Process of Digital Archives and e-Learning

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Publisher: TELDAP Program Office

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The book takes a retrospective and thorough look at the "Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program" from 2002 to 2012, which not only reports on the development process and important achievement of the program, but also invites the members to share their experiences and thoughts about participating in the program. At the end of the book are a collection of photos and an overall list of projects.

 

Digital Taiwan: Websites and Databases of Digital Archives and e-Learning

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Publisher: TELDAP Program Office

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The book collects the websites and databases of digital archives and e-learning, including those built and maintained by the "Digital Museum Project", "National Digital Archives Program", "National Science and Technology Program for e-Learning" and "Taiwan e-Learning and Digital Archives Program". Through the classification and brief introduction, it is hoped to help the readers know more about Taiwan's rich cultural and digital resources.

 

Selected Digital Collections of Academia Sinica

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Publisher: Academia Sinica

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Since the founding of Academia Sinica, research fellows from various institutes have collected a large amount of data and cultural artifacts, oracle bone scripts, bronzes, files, aboriginal artifacts, audio-visual materials, maps and remote sensing images, and animal and plant specimens, for the purpose of conducting academic research. Many of these important collections have been digitized and available for users to search on the databases. Due to the enormous size of the collection, this catalogue is produced to facilitate promotion, which includes collections selected by various institutions that are worth appreciation. It is divided into three major categories: cultural heritage, documents and files, and natural resources. The content of the atlas have been added to the Selected Digital Collections of Academia Sinica.

 

Digitization Procedures Guidelines (29 volumes)

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Publisher:Taiwan Digital Archives Expansion Project

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This set of guidelines is divided into two categories: "selected objects" and "common principles", which compares and integrates the digitization procedures of the digital archives projects around the country, accompanied by theories and practices of related digitization technology from home or abroad. It is hoped to give the readers a more complete insight into the procedures.