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Humanist Archives: June 29, 2022, 7:52 a.m. Humanist 36.86 - pubs: Chinese Historical Networks

              Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 36, No. 86.
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        Date: 2022-06-28 13:18:12+00:00
        From: Marten DURING <>
        Subject: Out now: JHNR special issue - Beyond Guanxi: Chinese Historical Networks

Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to announced a new issue of the Journal of Historical Network
Research <>, guest edited by Henrike
Rudolph and Song Chen.

Vol. 5 No. 1 (2021): Beyond Guanxi: Chinese Historical Networks

The study of Chinese historical networks is a burgeoning field, and this guest-
edited special issue seeks to introduce this innovative scholarship in its
variety to a broader audience beyond the field of Asian studies. As the research
articles and introductions to various databases and tools in this issue
underscore, Chinese historical network research draws on a wealth of historical
data and digitized sources and allows us to revisit many facets of premodern and
modern Chinese history from a new angle. The special issue thus offers both an
introduction to the state of the field and underscores the potential of more
interdisciplinary dialogue and cross-cultural comparisons, for example, on elite
networks, political career paths, and the structural analysis of biographical
texts and intellectual writings.

Introduction <>
Henrike Rudolph, Song Chen

Solidity in a Turbulent Flow The Social Network of Aristocratic Families in the
Eastern Jin Dynasty (317–420 C.E.)
Wenyi Shang, Zizhou Sang

Path toward the Top Leadership A Network Analysis of the Civil Service System in
the Early Southern Song (1131– 1164)
Huei-Lan Xiong

From Kinship to Collegiality Changing Literati Networks, 1100-1400
Peter K. Bol

From Textual to Historical Networks Social Relations in the Biographical
Dictionary of Republican China
Cécile Armand, Christian Henriot

Network of Words A Co-Occurrence Analysis of Nation-Building Terms in the
Writings of Liang Qichao and Chen Duxiu
Anne S. Chao, Zhandong Liu, Qiwei Li

Post WWI Chinese Revolutionary Leaders in Europe
Marilyn Levine

The Historical Social Network of Chinese Buddhism
Marcus Bingenheimer

Structuring, Recording, and Analyzing Historical Networks in the China
Biographical Database 
Michael Fuller, Hongsu Wang

Biography for Historical Analysis A Chinese Biographical Database
Marilyn Levine

Network Data in the Early Chinese Periodicals Online Database (ECPO)
Matthias Arnold, Henrike Rudolph

Creating Biographical Networks from Chinese and English Wikipedia
Baptiste Blouin, Pierre Magistry, Nora Van den Bosch

With best wishes,
Marten on behalf of the editors


Dr Marten Düring
Assistant Professor / Senior Research Scientist in Digital History
Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)

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