1st Edition

Routledge Encyclopedia of Technology and the Humanities

Edited By Chan Sin-wai, Mak Kin-wah, Leung Sze Ming Copyright 2024
    388 Pages 98 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Routledge Encyclopedia of Technology and the Humanities is a pioneer attempt to introduce a wide range of disciplines in the emerging field of techno-humanities to the English-reading world.

    This book covers topics such as archaeology, cultural heritage, design, fashion, linguistics, music, philosophy, and translation. It has 20 chapters, contributed by 26 local and international scholars. Each chapter has its own theme and addresses issues of significant interest in the respective disciplines. References are provided at the end of each chapter for further exploration into the literature of the relevant areas. To facilitate an easy reading of the information presented in this volume, chapters have been arranged according to the alphabetical order of the topics covered.

    This Encyclopedia will appeal to researchers and professionals in the field of technology and the humanities, and can be used by undergraduate and graduate students studying the humanities.

    List of Figures

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    List of Contributors



    Chan Sin-wai, Mak Kin-wah, and Leung Sze Ming

    Chapter 1

    Advancing Archaeological Research: The Contribution of Spatial Technologies

    Giacomo Landeschi

    Chapter 2

    A Critical Pedagogy for Architectural Technology

    Peter Silver and Will McLean

    Chapter 3

    Virtual Technology, Online Resources, and Learning with/in Art Museums

    Cheung On Tam and Claire Ka Yan Hui

    Chapter 4

    Technology and Interpersonal Communication Ethics: Empathic Communication in Customer–Chatbot Service Encounters

    Yeung Wing-lok

    Chapter 5

    DH-XR: Extended Reality’s Relevance to the Digital Humanities

    Erik Champion and Hafizur Rahaman

    Chapter 6

    Exploration of the Emotion-Adaptive Engine in the Computer-Aided Design Process

    Amic G. Ho

    Chapter 7

    Technology and Fashion: Fashioning Technology – Science, Selfs, and Systems

    Natascha Radclyffe-Thomas

    Chapter 8

    Deep Learning for Recipe Generation

    Chan Sin-wai

    Chapter 9

    Convergence and Fragmentation: End-Users, Dialogic Interaction, and Digital Heritage

    Hafizur Rahaman

    Chapter 10

    Ready for the Future? Towards the “Tech” Revolution in Interpreting

    Gloria Corpas Pastor

    Chapter 11

    Concept-Based Grammar Teaching in the Digital Era: Potential and Challenges

    Man Ho Ivy Wong and Tsun Sing Hung

    Chapter 12

    Corpus Linguistics and Language Technology

    Niladri Sekhar Dash

    Chapter 13

    Technology and Literary Criticism

    Grant Hamilton

    Chapter 14

    Digital Humanities and Classical Chinese Literature

    Siu Chun Ho

    Chapter 15

    Re-scaling Beethoven: Very Long, Very Short

    PerMagnus Lindborg

    Chapter 16

    Philosophy and Technology

    Danielle J. Williams and Gualtiero Piccinini

    Chapter 17

    Religion and Technology

    Erna Oliver

    Chapter 18

    Techno-humanities: Some Trends of the Portrayal of Science in Art on the Hong Kong Stage

    Thomas Luk Yun-tong

    Chapter 19

    Being Human in a Technology-Driven World: Checkmate or Opportunity for Social Responsibility?

    Anita L. Cloete

    Chapter 20

    Technology and Translation

    Zhang Xiaojun



    Chan Sin-wai is dean of the Ip Ying To Lee Yu Yee School of Humanities and Languages, Saint Francis University President of the Association for Translation Technology, and was a member of the Translation Technology Committee of the International Federation of Translators (FIT). He received his BA from The Chinese University of Hong Kong and his doctorate from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has published 62 academic books in 75 volumes, mainly scholarly monographs, bilingual dictionaries, and translated works in different fields.

    Mak Kin-wah is President of Saint Francis University and Principal of the Caritas Bianchi College of Careers. He received his MBA from City University London, doctorate degree and graduate degree from the University of Cambridge, and undergraduate degree from The University of Western Australia. He is Chairman of English Schools Foundation; Chairman of Hong Kong Society for The Aged; Deputy Chairman of the ATAL Engineering Group; Council Member of The Hong Kong Management Association; and Member of Hong Kong Housing Authority. He is also Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers Hong Kong and Member of The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

    Leung Sze Ming is Vice-President (Administration) of Saint Francis University and Caritas Bianchi College of Careers in Hong Kong. She earned her PhD in education at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. The integrated learning experience of literature, linguistics, and education enables her to develop a wide range of research interests, for example, teacher feedback, writing instruction, and the use of ICT in language teaching and learning.