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The UM Library launches the Cultural Study of Chinese Dragon Database (2020/09/30)

The launch ceremony of the Cultural Study of Chinese Dragon Database was held at the University of Macau Wu Yee Sun Library on 28 September 2020. The newly launched database is the first digital humanities project of the UM Library in cooperation with the historical and humanities scholars. Prof. Zheng Dehua of the Department of Chinese Language and Literature of UM, the project leader of the Chinese Dragon Culture Research Group, welcomed and expressed his gratitude for the launch of the database. He pointed out in his speech during the ceremony that it was significant for the inheritance and development of the Chinese dragon cultural study in the new era to put the focus on the manifestation and development of contemporary dragon culture when studying the development and history of the Chinese dragon culture. Dr. Wu Jianzhong, the University Librarian, looked forward to, under the impetus of this project, strengthening cooperation between the UM Library and the historical and humanities scholars, as well as bringing the library’s digital humanities projects and services to a new level.

Attendees of the ceremony included the following: the Research Group members Prof. Tam Mei Leng, Dr. Ma Wan Cham, and the students Ms. Yang Lanya, Mr. Ng Hou Man, Mr. Lei Wang Chon, Ms. Chu Ngai Peng and Ms. Fu Yin Chang, as well as Dr. Raymond Wong the Associate University Librarian, Mr. Billy Leung the Assistant University Librarian, Ms. Priscilla Pun and Mr. Stephen Lei the functional heads of the Library and so on. The digital resources in the database were donated by the Chinese Dragon Culture Research Group to the UM Library in May this year. The donation included about 600 digital pictures and videos, which were the first–hand research resources on the Chinese dragon culture of Macau, Hong Kong and Malaysia. The database is freely open to the interested individuals and parties in Macau and worldwide, so as to promote the inheritance and development of the traditional Chinese dragon culture. The url of the database: