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In response to the cancellation of the physical Taipei International Book Exhibition, Academia Sinica converted its physical booth into an online exhibit, launching the Advancing Knowledge! Academia Sinica website, which showcases the stages of knowledge production with a focus on the modern digital turn. The website is divided into four sections – Evolution of Knowledge Production, Scholar Talks, Exhibition Catalog, and Digital Reading – illustrating how Academia Sinica has compiled data from different times and cultures, synthesizing and analyzing large quantities of texts and images to expand the frontiers of humanities research.

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ASCDC co-organized the 11th International Conference of Digital Archives and Digital Humanities (DADH 2020) with the Taiwanese Association for Digital Humanities (TADH), held entirely online, on the theme of "Smart Data × Digital Humanities." The virtual conference gathered over 150 digital humanities scholars from 9 countries, together exploring how we can usefully convert big data stored in digital archives, showcase Taiwan's research potential, and investigate the latest innovative research and trends worldwide. A "Ten-Year Retrospective Roundtable" was also held to reflect on how DADH took root in Taiwan and expanded out into the world, from the perspectives of technology, content, and humanities research. The conference also included 8 workshops, 3 keynote speeches, 1 panel session, 9 paper sessions, and 25 poster presentations.

Academic Presentation

Chung Kuo-fang, director of the Biodiversity Digital Museum project series, published his article "How Plant DNA Tells Story of Austronesian Expansion and Migration" in the journal ORA NUI4 : New Zealand and Taiwan Special Edition.

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ASCDC collaborated with the Institute of History and Philology to launch the first fully digital broadcast series, "Viral Discussions," for the Academia Sinica Open House. The Open Museum website also published "A Digital Universe in the Palm of Your Hand," a newly built themed curation page. Find out more

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The Multi-database Search System for Historical Chinese Characters built in collaboration with the Institute of History and Philology, Japan's Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, University of Tokyo's Historiographical Institute, the National Institute of Japanese Literature, the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, and Kyoto University’s Institute for Research in Humanities was officially opened. Find out more

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ASCDC hosted a special lecture on "Newest Trends and Prevention Strategies in Information Security," delivered by Wang Ren-fu, Strategy Director at the Cybersecurity Technology Institute of the Institute for Information Industry. Find out more.

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Academia Sinica's Digital Archives and Digital Humanities Research Project has for the first time showcased the results of 13 subprojects and ASCDC special projects online on the Open Museum, publishing 13 themed collections and 19 exhibits. Find out more.

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ASCDC cooperated with the Museum of World Religions, New Taipei City Cultural Affairs Department, and Fu Jen Catholic University's Department of Religious Studies to hold "The Streets Are Filled with Gods 2.0 – A Religious Landscape Survey Project," showcasing the results of investigation in Xinzhuang, Sanchong, Zhonghe, and Yonghe Districts. Find out more.

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ASCDC held a special lecture on "Ocean Conservation and the Creation of the Fish Database of Taiwan," with speaker Dr. Shao Kwang-tsao, Adjunct Research Fellow at the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica. 

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In response to the global spread of COVID-19, ASCDC and the Chinese Association of Museums have joined forces to collaborate with 16 museums, art galleries, research organizations, and Academia Sinica institutes to launch "The Museum Opens Up" special event, utilizing the Open Museum online platform. Whether it's hot ongoing exhibits, classic retrospectives, or exclusive new exhibits, everyone at home can now virtually visit the museums with the tap of a finger. Find out more.

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