“Arteries of the Empire: Relays in the Frontier Region of Qing China” by Tian Xia

Mapping Qing Relay Stations The project first started as a small mapping job that I did for an Amherst professor. My original task was to map an 18th century jade smuggling route that went from Sinkiang to coastal China. Along the way of extracting information out of Chinese historical archives and plotting them with ArcGIS, I noticed that the smuggling routes overlapped a great deal with Qing China’s relay routes, especially in the frontier regions, and I became more interested … Read More

Announcing the 2019-2020 Undergraduate Digital Humanities Fellows!

We are excited to announce this year’s fellowship cohort for the Five College Digital Humanities Undergraduate Fellowship! Read more about the fellows and their projects by clicking the links below their names. Shreeansh Agrawal Amherst College Senior Metrics of Success in South Asian Contemporary Art Vivian Nguyen Smith College Senior Bulls in a China Shop: The Asian-American Struggle for Place Cinzia Presti UMass Amherst Senior The Infrastructural Landscape of Ancient Tharos: A GIS Approach to Recording a Roman City