PhD, Information Sciences, Illinois (in progress)
Bachelor of Management, Information Management and Information System, Peking University, China
Honors and Awards
- Distinguished Graduate of Beijing city, 2019 (5%)
- Distinguished Graduate of Peking University, 2019 (15%)
- “Merit Student” of Beijing City, 2017 (1%)
- “Pacesetter to Merit Students” of Peking University, 2017, 2018 (2%)
- “Merit Student” of Peking University, 2016 (10%)
- Travel Award, School of Information Sciences, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2022
- Conference Presentation Award, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2021
- Chinese National Scholarship, 2017 (1%)
- Tang Lixin Scholarship, 2016–2018 (1%)
- Fong Prize of East Asian Digital Scholarship of the Harvard-Yenching Library of the Harvard College Library, Harvard University, 2017
Courses currently teaching
Publications & Papers
Shang, W., & Huang, W. (2022). Rediscussing the Political Struggle in the Light of Reform in Late 11th Century China under the View of Digital Humanities. Digital Humanities Quarterly, 16 (2).
Underwood, T., Kiley, K., Shang, W., & Vaisey, S. (2022). Cohort Succession Explains Most Change in Literary Culture. Sociological Science, 9, 184–205.
Shang, W., & Sang, Z. (2022). Solidity in a Turbulent Flow: The Social Network of Aristocratic Families in the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317–420 C.E.). Journal of Historical Network Research, 5 (1), 1–32.
Shang, W., & Liang, X. (2020). “Zhen Ji zhijian, zi wei yi Qin”: zhong wan Tang Hebei Fanzhen renyuan wailiu de lianghua fenxi [“An Independent Country Formed Between Zhen and Ji”: A Quantitative Analysis of the Migration of People out of Hebei Region in the Mid-to-Late Tang Dynasty]. Journal of Digital Humanities (Beijing), (4), 151–184.
Shang, W., & Che, S. (2019). Qunti jihua haishi xieshang tiaohe—Weijibaike “Islamophobia” citiao shizheng yanjiu [Group Polarization or Collaboration: A Case Study of the Article “Islamophobia” on Wikipedia]. Library Tribune, (9), 71–81.
Shang, W., & Yu, Z. (2019). Dongjin guizuzhi shehui de wending jizhi—Shishuoxinyu gongci fenxi [The Stablity Mechanism of the Aristocratic Society in the Eastern Jin Dynasty: A Co-Word Analysis of A New Account of the Tales of the World]. Library Tribune, (1), 46–57.
Shang, W., & Huang, W. (2018). Investigating the Relationships between Scholars and Politicians in Ancient China: Taking the Yuanyou Era as an Example. Journal of the Japanese Association for Digital Humanities, 3 (1), 33–48.
Xu, H., & Shang, W. (2017). Meiguo, Ouzhou, Riben, Zhongguo shuzi suyang peiyang moshi fazhan shuping [A Commentary on the Development of Digital Literacy Cultivation Models in the USA, Europe, Japan and China]. Library and Information Service, 61 (16), 98–106.
Shang, W., & Yang, Z. (2017). Jiyu zhishi shequn shijiao de wangluo baikequanshu citiao zhiliang yanjiu—Yi Wikipedia he Baidu Baike lishi lei citiao wei li (shang) [Research on the Entries Quality of Online Encyclopedia Based on Knowledge Community Perspective: A Case Study on Historical Entries of Wikipedia and Baidu Baike (Part I)]. Journal of Information and Management, 1 (2), 28–42.
Shang, W., Jett, J., & Downie, J. S. (2021). Exploring Metadata Quality Issues in Non-English Corpora: Preliminary Assessments of HathiTrust Records of late imperial Chinese Books. In Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo (Ed.), Proceedings of the 11th Conference of the Japanese Association of Digital Humanities, JADH2021 “Digital Humanities and COVID-19” (pp. 88–92). Historiographical Institute, The University of Tokyo.
Shang, W., & Underwood, T. (2021). Improving Measures of Text Reuse in English Poetry: A TF–IDF Based Method. In K. Toeppe, H. Yan, & S. K. Chu (Eds.), Diversity, Divergence, Dialogue: Proceedings of the 16th International Conference, iConference 2021 (pp. 469–477). Springer.
Sharma, A., Hu, Y., Wu, P., Shang, W., Singhal, S., & Underwood, T. (2020). The Rise and Fall of Genre Differentiation in English-Language Fiction. In F. Karsdorp, B. McGillivray, A. Nerghes, & M. Wevers (Eds.), Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Humanities Research (CHR 2020) (pp. 97–114). CEUR Workshop Proceedings.
Shang, W. (2018). A Comparison of the Historical Entries in Wikipedia and Baidu Baike. In G. Chowdhury, J. McLeod, V. Gillet, & P. Willett (Eds.), Transforming Digital Worlds: Proceedings of the 13th International Conference, iConference 2018 (pp. 74–80). Springer.
Shang, W., & Sang, Z. Tuanliu zhong de wentai: Dong Jin menfa guizu de shehui wangluo [Solidity in a Turbulent Flow: The Social Network of Aristocratic Families in the Eastern Jin Dynasty]. “Prosody·Network·Future”: The 3rd Tsinghua International Forum on Digital Humanities, Beijing, China. November 12–13, 2022.
Shang, W., Cordell, R., & Downie, J. S. Computationally Modeling Publication Format in HathiTrust Books, 1500–1799. DH+BH: An Interdisciplinary Conference on Digital Humanities and Book History, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Southern Methodist University, University of California, Los Angeles, Ohio State University, and Texas AM University (online). September 22-24, 2022.
Shang, W., & Underwood, T. Genre Classification in English Poetry with Lexical and Prosodic Features. Digital Humanities Conference (DH2022), Tokyo, Japan (online). July 25-29, 2022.
Shang, W., & Chen, S. Structural Balance in the Historical Political Networks of China. Digital Humanities Conference (DH2022), Tokyo, Japan (online). July 25-29, 2022.
Shang, W., & Underwood, T. Disentangling Forms from Styles in English Poetry: A Classification Experiment. DH Fair 2022, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA (online). May 3, 2022.
Shang, W. Computational Modeling of Humanities Data: Cases of English Literature and Chinese History. Invited talk, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN. April 28, 2022.
Shang, W. The Aristocratic Social Network in the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317–420 C.E.). Historical Network Research in Chinese Studies, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (online). July 23–31, 2021.
Lavin, M. J., Chang, K., Hu, Y., Shang, W., Sharma, A., Singhal, S., Underwood, T., Witte, J., Wu, P., Sinykin, D., Walsh, M., & Antoniak, M. Cultural Analytics and the Book Review: Models, Methods, and Corpora. Digital Humanities Conference (DH2020), Ottawa, Canada (online). July 22–24, 2020.
Shang, W. Jiyu shuzihua fangfa de Zhongguo gudai shi fenqi zai tantao—zhong wan Tang keju jilu de anli yanjiu [Rediscussing Premodern Chinese Historical Periodization Based on Digital Methods: A Case Study of Civil Service Examination Records in the Mid-to-Late Tang Dynasty]. The Launching Ceremony of Journal of Digital Humanities and International Workshop, Beijing, China. December 14–15, 2019.
Underwood, T., & Shang, W. What Can We Do with Book Reviews? NovelTM Workshop 2019, Banff, Canada. October 17–18, 2019.
Shang, W., Zhang, J., & Huang, W. Modelling Poetic Similarity: A Comparative Study of W. B. Yeats and the English Romantic Poets. Digital Humanities Conference (DH2019), Utrecht, the Netherlands. July 9–12, 2019.
Shang, W. Daluosi zhanyi hou de Tang-Dayi guanxi: cong Tianbao monian de Dayi shituan chufa [The Relation Between the Tang Dynasty and the Arab Caliphate After the Battle of Talas: A Discussion from the Arabic Diplomatic Missions in the Late Tianbao Era]. The 15th Peking University History Forum, Beijing, China. April 12–14, 2019.
Shang, W. Shuzi renwen shijiao de Bei Song dangzheng zai taolun [Interpreting the Factional Conflicts in the Northern Song Dynasty from Digital Humanities Perspectives]. Incubation and Best Practices: How Digital Humanities Projects Cater to Academic Needs: The 3rd Peking University Digital Humanities Forum, Beijing, China. June 14–15, 2018.
Shang, W. Shenxue de zhuanbian yu wenming de jiaorong—qian lun “shier shiji Wenyifuxing” [The Transition of Theology and the Commingling of Civilizations: A Brief Discussion on the “Renaissance of the 12th century]”. The 14th Peking University History Forum, Beijing, China. March 23–25, 2018.
Shang, W. Xibia zhi meng de huanmie—qian yi guizu zhengzhi jingying men wanjiu Luoma Gongheguo de changshi [The Disillusionment of the Dream of Scipio: A Brief Discussion on the Patrician Elites’ Attempts to Recover the Roman Republic]. The 13th Peking University History Forum, Beijing, China. March 31–April 2, 2017.