Donald Sturgeon is a postdoctoral fellow at the Fairbank Center of Chinese Studies at Harvard University. His main interests are in language, mind and knowledge in early Chinese texts, as well as digital sinology and the application of digital methods to the study of the language and literature of pre-modern China. He is currently working on a project titled “Big Data and Early China: Corpus-Assisted Interpretation of Classical Chinese”. He currently teaches the graduate-level digital humanities course Digital Methods for Chinese Studies in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations.
He is also the author and administrator of the Chinese Text Project, the world's largest full-text database of pre-modern Chinese texts.