The Transformation of the Concept of "Fu Nv 婦女 (Women)" in Modern Chinese Newspapers and Magazines

Abstract: This study investigates the evolution of the concept of "women" in modern Chinese newspapers and magazines, shedding light on its historical significance and transformation. The dataset consists of nearly 5,000 entries containing the term "women" collected by Professor Qiu Weiyun from Taiwan's National Chengchi University's Database for Modern Chinese Thought and Literature (1830-1930). The research will focus on newspapers and magazines from the late Qing Dynasty to the early Republic, utilizing Peking University's "Wu Yu Dian" ancient book automatic arrangement platform for data cleaning through automatic word segmentation and punctuation. The study anticipates combing conceptual history with text analysis techniques, visualizing the frequency distribution, mapping the key co-occurring terms, and exploring the conceptual network around the concept of "women" in modern China, providing a rich contextual understanding of its historical implications.

# Team members

  • Tan Hao, Graduate Student, East Asian Languages and Civilizations & Computer and Information Technology, University of Pennsylvania
  • Chen Siyue, Graduate Student, Digital Humanities, King's College London
  • Liu Di, Graduate Student, Chinese Language and Literature, City University of Hong Kong
  • Qi Xinxin, Graduate Student, Chinese Language and Literature, Shandong University
  • Sui Xuechun, Ph.D. Student, Chinese Language and Literature, Peking University
  • Tang Mulin, Graduate Student, Digital Humanities, Trinity College Dublin

# Supervisor