China Biographical Database

Fairbanks Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, Institute of History and Philology at Academia Sinica, Center for Research on Ancient Chinese History at Peking University | Sep 22, 2020

The China Biographical Database is a relational database with biographical information about approximately 470,000 individuals primarily from the 7th through 19th centuries (Tang through Qing dynasties). With both online and offline versions, the data is meant to be useful for statistical, social network, and spatial analysis as well as serving as a kind of biographical reference. The data best serves advanced undergraduate and graduate students doing research in Chinese Studies. The site contains a short animation as well as visualization of data that will be of use to instructors.

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