Ming Letters Crowdsourcing Platform (Crowdsourcing Platform)
Harvard University, OngoingPrincipal Investigator(s): Peter Bol, Harvard University
GHF support will allow Harvard University to hire graduate students in Ming literature and history to review existing identifications of writers of Ming dynasty letters and to add new ones to the beta version of the China Biographical Database project’s crowdsourcing platform. Scholars use the platform to identify social associations through letter titles found in all known extant literary collections for 1,650 Ming dynasty writers. The aim of the platform is to make it easier for those with knowledge about particular Ming dynasty writers and their circles to identify addressees.