Digital humanities can appear in diverse forms which have all generated vivid scholarly interest. Visualization, specifically, has become an essential tool in cultural analytics, but its significance and effectiveness still constitute a largely complicated set of problems. In order to provide a platform for discussion, this roundtable will focus on the following overarching questions: how might we situate the role of visualizations in Asian humanities? What possibilities and limitations does this methodology possess and how might we conceptualize its meaning in relation to textual analysis? The session will begin with brief individual presentations by each discussant based on concrete projects with substantial visualization components, followed by an interactive discussion with the audience. The panel will feature a variety of approaches: Ligeia Lugli will consider visualizations as a tool to represent quantitative linguistic data in the context of historical lexicography. Through the collaborative Visual Dictionary and Thesaurus of Buddhist Sanskrit project, Lugli will explore the benefits and challenges of charting a word’s semantic spectrum while raising the question of conveying uncertainty and fuzziness inherent in historical semantics through data-visualizations. Shih-Pei Chen will interpret visualizations as alternative collective views for examining large textual collections. Linking visual analytic tools (such as time plots, maps, and pie charts) with 4400 titles of Chinese local gazetteers within the LoGaRT project allows scholars to reconceptualize the role of this genre in governance and knowledge production. Aliz Horvath will treat visualizations as a form of “sensemaking” and as instruments to intertwine qualitative and quantitative materials by creatively applying diverse software to the study of Asian historiography. Her contribution on the compilation of the Dai Nihonshi (History of Great Japan), produced by ca. 150 Mito scholars (1657-1906), also discusses the problems of scale, workability, and the effectiveness and realities of individual projects vs. collaborations. Finally, Steven Braun will showcase the underrepresented voice of an information designer and will focus on the role of visualization as readable text and medium, explaining how visualization as a proxy can offer a theoretical context to interrogate narratives, enabling the multilayered reconsideration of traditional modes of scholarship in Asian humanities.