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Crowdsourcing avant la lettre: Henri Cordier and French Sinology, ca. 1875-1925

Chang, Ting

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Ting Chang ting.chang@nottingham.ac.uk



Abstract

This article argues that the French sinologist Henri Cordier (1849-1926) used his private correspondence with a vast international network of diplomats, administrators, missionaries, writers and scholars of every field of Asian studies between the 1870s until his death in 1926 to produce knowledge about China. Indeed, his unpublished correspondence, housed in the Bibliothèque de l’Institut de France in Paris, demonstrates a collaborative knowledge production on a global scale long before the digital revolution. Moreover, Cordier’s letters further show his correspondents giving him guidance or professional mentoring at a crucial moment in the development and professionalization of European sinology.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Nov 1, 2016
Journal Esprit Createur
Print ISSN 0014-0767
Electronic ISSN 1931-0234
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 56
Issue 3
Institution Citation Chang, T. (2016). Crowdsourcing avant la lettre: Henri Cordier and French Sinology, ca. 1875-1925. Esprit Créateur, 56(3), doi:10.1353/esp.2016.0028
DOI https://doi.org/10.1353/esp.2016.0028
Publisher URL https://muse.jhu.edu/article/631665
Related Public URLs https://espritcreateur.org/forthcoming-issues
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://eprints.nottingh.../end_user_agreement.pdf
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