Elites, Networks and Power in modern China Blog

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Our journey through desert

“A journey through desert” is a famed expression in French (traversée du désert) to describe when someone is left alone or cast aside in political or professional life. This is what the ENP-China team...

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A Mid-summer night’s mare

This is a fairy tale (gone wrong) from the south of France. It does not take place in a castle, but on the Schuman campus of Aix-Marseille University. The plot does not involve a...

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Webinar – Guo Weiting

We are pleased to announce our upcoming ENP-China Webinar. Dr. Guo Weiting will present his new work on the Zhang Gang diary, a most fascinating document by a Wenzhou local elite who kept a...

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Digital Zhang Gang: A Summary

By Weiting Guo and Nora Van den Bosch A Diary with Digital Tools On February 5, 2021, we presented “The Elites in China: New Approaches, New Methods” at the IrAsia seminar. In our presentation,...

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Update on the Wikipedia Biographies

In the previous blog post, we described how we retrieved Chinese biographies by the use of a machine learning-classifier. Since then, we updated the collection with English biographies that are linked to the Chinese...

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Modern China Biographical Database (MCBD)

We are pleased to announce the public release of the Modern China Biographical Database (MCBD) by the ENP-China project (ERC). MCBD is a freely accessible relational database that aims at recording all the historical...

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Are you a Digital vs. Traditional Scholar?

This short essay has been inspired by my growing dissatisfaction with, if not irritation towards the commonplace dichotomy “traditional vs. digital” history, and my recent reading of Eun Seo Jo’s  groundbreaking Ph.D thesis proposing...

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New team member: Jeremy Auguste

Jeremy Auguste is joining the ENP-China project as a postdoctoral researcher in Natural Language Processing. He completed his PhD in Computer Science at the Laboratoire d’Informatique et Systèmes (LIS) in 2020. Before his PhD,...

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Webinar – Marc Matten

topic: The Art of Imagining the Invisible in Modern China speaker: Marc Matten Prof. Matten is a distinguished scholar who holds the chair of sinological studies at Erlangen-Nuremberg University (Institute of languages and cultures...

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