Current Academic Research Projects

Developing new Deep Learning and A.I. Approaches to Large-Scale Premodern Canons/Corpora

Intertextuality at Scale: the Chinese Classics (經典文學), Excavated Texts (出土文獻) and the Taoist and Buddhist Canons (道藏/佛藏)

Doctoral Dissertation (2015; monograph under contract and forthcoming from DeGruyter ca. 2024):
“Chinese Euphonics: Phonetic Patterns, Phonorhetoric and Literary Artistry in Early Chinese Narrative Texts”

For selected Digital Humanities projects, see Portfolio

Deriving a Lexical Database from Ancient Glosses: the Jīngdiǎn shìwén 《經典釋文》 and Early Chinese Lexicography

Computational Approaches to Rhetoric and Argumentation in Early Confucianism and Taoism

Sounds of the Gods: Homoioteleuton Ὁμοιοτέλευτον in Ancient Greek, Roman, Chinese and Sumerian Ritual

Algorithmic Analyses of the Phonetic System of the Guǎngyùn 《廣韻》 Rhyme Dictionary

Tang Poetics: Computing the 仄 of Du Fu 杜甫

Piánwén 駢文 Parallel Prose Style from the Western Zhou 西周 to the Eastern Han 東漢

From Wu-hu! 「嗚呼」 to Wu-hu ai-zai! 「嗚呼哀哉」 : An Outcry in Early China

Great and Terrible: Yáng 陽 Rhyme Group Words in the Classic of Poetry 《詩經》

J.Tharsen Downloads: 2007 Academic Papers and Essays (PDFs)