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Why Digital Humanities?

Why Digital Humanities?

What does the “digital turn” mean for scholarship and teaching in the arts and humanities? This post discusses the trend towards “digital humanities”, the criticism that this trend has created, and the ways in which digitally informed scholarship can address such criticism by honouring the humanist tradition of philosophers like von Humboldt.

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A Rough Guide to the Theory of Semiotics

A Rough Guide to the Theory of Semiotics

This post will introduce you to the theory of semiotics. Using examples from East Asia, it explains key words of this “science of the sign”, and shows why semiotics might be a useful way to conceptualize political communication, whether in East Asia or elsewhere.

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Studying the Patterns of Mass Communication

Studying the Patterns of Mass Communication

Is the way we understand mass communication content entirely subjective, or are there patterns in movies, TV broadcasts, pop music, or mass events that lend themselves to analysis? This post discusses what characterizes communication, and why media content analysis is a useful approach to understanding mass-communicated political discourse.

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