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The following is our current digital scholarship research projects:



GIS Mapping on Archaeological Sites in Shang China on Bronze Nao

This collaborative Digital Scholarship Research project between Prof. Celine Lai of Faculty of Arts and the Library is to make use of GIS to display information on unearthed Nao in the early Bronze Age China on digital maps of China so that the archaeological data is translated into a lively visual form. The archaeological data were collected by Prof Lai as part of her doctoral research from published archaeological sites of the Shang period (c1500-c1050) between 2005 and 2009.  They include sites in the major activity areas of the Shang people, as well as sites with bronzes discovered in different provinces along the Yangtze River. An online database of maps and summary of findings including the following information is available openly to interested scholars, institutions and organizations.

  • locations and geographical coordinates of the archaeological sites
  • information on the unearthed nao
  • original description of the location and nao in published references
  • referenced sources

Launch date: To be confirmed