Asia Team — Starter Kit

This starter kit consists of an "area of focus" report (if it exists) prepared by a member of the WE1S C-Hackers team during academic year 2017-18, initial high-priority sources to collect suggested by the C-Hackers, and suggestions for initial research questions to address. For the session during Orientation Day 2 at our summer camp, each AM team should treat these starting-kit materials as initial suggestion, and then revise, fine-tune, or simplify them to create:
    • An initial collection queue of sources (can be organized as "stage 1" for immediate collection, and future stages for next to be collected)
    • An initial research question or two that the first set of collected materials can help answer--especially questions that can help guide future stages of collection (e.g., "Do we need to collect on the phrase 'liberal arts' in addition to 'humanities'?")
Other useful reference sources: Shared Google Drive folder Template for queuing requests:
keywords string :
source and or publication :
begin date :
end date :
(optional) any comments :

WE1S Workflow System Links

Shared Google Drive

Team Number: 3

Asia team (South Asia and Far East)


  • UCSB
    • Sihwa Park
    • Alanna Bartolini
  • CSUN
    • Maureen Nyhan
    • Phu Nguyen

Area of Focus Report (prepared by WE1S C-Hackers Group in 2017-18)

  • There is no pre-existing “area of focus” report for this team. One outcome of the summer’s work might be the generation of such a report (using the template for area of focus reports)

Initial Collection Plan Suggestion (prepared by WE1S C-Hackers Group in 2017-18)

  • China [TBD}
  • Japan [TBD}
  • Korea [TBD}
  • Vietnam [TBD}
  • Other Eastern nations [TBD}
  • South Asia (suggested by Tyler Shoemaker from C-Hackers Group in 2017-18)
    • Stage 1:
      • The Times of India (Mumbai) (because largest circulation area [and in English])
      • Dawn (Karachi) (because largest circulation area [and in English])
      • The Daily Star (Dhaka) (because largest circulation area)
    • Stage 2:
      • The Economic Times (Mumbai)
      • The Star (Karachi)
      • Himalayan Times (Kathmandu)
      • Dhaka Courier (Dhaka)
      • The Sunday Times (Sri Lanka)
      • The Bhutan Times (Thimphu)
      • The Hindu (Chennai)

Initial Research Questions  (suggestions)

  • Who is the intended audience of English-language news sources in the East?
  • [Other questions TBD]