Elites, Networks and Power in Modern China

In the last decade the Digital Humanities (DH) movement has swept the academic landscape in the United States, offering innovative intersections between digital tools and traditional humanities. More recently, in Europe and China, DH has become a new mantra. However, we argue that the real transformative power transcends the broad DH label, rooted in the depth and specificity of computational methodologies. By critically examining examples drawn from disciplines like history, literature, and sociology, we highlight how computational methods offer both macroscopic and microscopic insights, reshaping the very essence of research. The future beckons not a supersession of traditional methods, but a harmonious integration, championing methodological rigor and critical digital literacy. Join us to navigate this exciting crossroads, advocating for a future that is both technologically advanced and intellectually robust.