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Special Issue "Historical Network Analysis in the Study of Chinese Religion"
A special issue of Religions (ISSN 2077-1444).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 3141
Special Issue Editor
Interests: Buddhist studies; digital humanities
Special Issue Information
The thematic focus of this Special Issue is on the study of historical networks in Chinese religion with the help of a network analysis. Though most articles focus on topics related to Buddhism, we were also able to include papers on Chinese spirit writing and Confucianism. A historical network analysis is a method that uses metrics and visualization techniques from graph theory to deepen our understanding of the past. Increasingly, over the last three decades, historical sources have been digitized and aggregated. There is a growing number of datasets that enable us to apply network analyses and reveal patterns that can corroborate or contradict existing historical narratives. Although the term "network" is often used in the study of religion, there have been few efforts to utilize the recent advances in data and the availability of tools to apply formal network analyses to the field. Articles highlight methodological approaches, including data collection, evaluation, and the contributions (or failures) of quantitative metrics in historical research.
Dr. Marcus Bingenheimer
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- network analysis
- social networks
- historical network analysis
- Buddhist studies