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From Textual to Historical Networks: Reconstructing Social Relations in the Biographical Dictionary of Republican China
"From Textual to Historical Networks: Reconstructing Social Relations in the Biographical Dictionary of Republican China"

Our objective is fourfold: to reconstruct the network of social relations among  historical figures extracted from a biographical dictionary, the Biographical Dictionary of  Republican China (BRDC); to derive a network of social relations from networks of words; to reveal  hidden patterns of connections within and across the articles, and between individuals (as well as  institutions and places); to propose ultimately an alternative non-linear reading of this dictionary.

Journal of Historical Network Research, no. 5, 2021, 114-153