Resources for the use of social network analysis in the study of Chinese Buddhist history

Here are some resources for the use of social network analysis in the study of Chinese Buddhist history. The data is extracted from marked-up biographies of monks, nuns and lay-people as found in the following texts: 梁高僧傳, 唐高僧傳, 宋高僧傳, 明高僧傳, 比丘尼傳, 出三藏記集, 名僧傳抄, 補續高僧傳. It was first created (2007-2012) at the Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts (DILA) (formerly called Dharma Drum Buddhist College). The data here can be used directly with Gephi. There are also samples and use-cases. If you find any errors in the data, or would like to contribute other material towards the use of social networks for the study of Buddhist history, please get in touch.

Marcus Bingenheimer

July 2016



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