Chinese Corpus of Political Speeches
--- Join the Language Centre and Library for a hands-on demo of our latest collaborative digital project (Dec 20)


Tuesday Dec 20
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Collaborative Computer Lab,
in the newly renovated Multimedia Learning Centre
L4, Library


Prof Kathleen Ahrens, Language Centre, Ken Crilly, University Librarian and project research assistants will give a briefing on this unique research resource and teach you how to utilize it for research.

This Chinese language corpus is a rare endeavour to track frequency and proximity of words and terms, and joins its English counterpart of United States and Hong Kong political speeches as an open multi-disciplinary digital resource.

Combining full text of chief executives’ and governors’ policy addresses (Hong Kong), presidents’ speeches (Taiwan) and premiers’ annual Reports on the Works of Government (People’s Republic of China), this Chinese language corpus addition, provides a trove of word frequency data for linguists, historians and sinologists.

Hope to see you there!