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Network Data in the Early Chinese Periodicals Online Database (ECPO)

Arnold, Matthias ; Rudolph, Henrike

In: Journal of Historical Network Research, 5 (2021), pp. 288-302. ISSN 2535-8863

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This paper introduces the Early Chinese Periodicals Online database (ECPO), based at the University of Heidelberg. It offers a short overview of the development of this research-driven database as it grew to incorporate additional projects. Today, the ECPO hosts a variety of textual and visual sources from the Republican period (1912 – 1949), as well as biographical data of twentieth-century academic and political elites. We aim to show how this database can be used and extended to pursue historical network research, even for scholars previously unfamiliar with digital infrastructures. The concluding part discusses privacy concerns in data curation and management, which are increasingly relevant for studies of twentieth-century actors and limit the potential to release and reuse these datasets, especially if they pertain to the People’s Republic of China’s political history.

Document type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Historical Network Research
Volume: 5
Publisher: Université du Luxembourg
Place of Publication: Luxembourg
Edition: Zweitveröffentlichung
Date Deposited: 12 May 2022 11:47
Date: 2021
ISSN: 2535-8863
Page Range: pp. 288-302
Faculties / Institutes: Philosophische Fakultät > Institut für Sinologie
Service facilities > Heidelberg Center for Transcultural Studies (HCTS)
DDC-classification: 004 Data processing Computer science
490 Other languages
950 General history of Asia Far East
Controlled Keywords: Netzwerk <Graphentheorie>, Netzwerkanalyse, Wissenschaftliche Datenbank, Relationale Datenbank, Zeitschrift, Zeitung, China, Quelle, Quellenforschung, Datenmanagement
Uncontrolled Keywords: China - Republikzeit (1912 – 1949) historische Zeitungen und Zeitschriften historische Netzwerkforschung historische Personendatenbank
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