Markup for Ancient Japanese Transactions through Engi-Shiki

Friday, January 5, 2018: 8:50 AM
Palladian Ballroom (Omni Shoreham)
Kiyonori Nagasaki, International Institute for Digital Humanities
Naoki Kokaze, University of Tokyo
Makoto Goto, National Museum of Japanese History
This presentation aims to describe a case of transactionography for ancient Japanese transactions through markup of Engi-shiki which was compiled as a book of laws and customs in 10th century. In the panel session, participants in the ongoing project will provide some visualizations such as relationships between various areas and distributions of wealth, products, and political powers of Japan in the 10th century through modeling of the book using the XML serialization described by co-authors Tomasek and Bauman as a “transactionography.” The presentation will include solutions to issues of treatment of variation of historical documents and multilingualization in the method.