Author: Cécile Armand

Naming periodicals in early 1930s China

This is the last instalment in our series devoted to Carl Crow’s Newspaper Directory of China. The purpose of this essay is twofold: Substantially, to reveal patterns in the naming of periodicals and to explore the potential factors explaining these patterns (period of founding, location, language, periodicity); Methodologically, to experiment…

Decomposing the Press in 1930s China: A Principal Component Analysis approach

This is the continuation of the multiple correspondence analysis conducted in the previous essay. In this new instalment, we concentrate on the four main continuous variables in our dataset of periodicals (number of pages, page size, number of columns, circulation). We rely on Principal Component Analysis (PCA) to examine more…

Mapping the Press in 1930s China: A Multiple Correspondance Analysis

This is the continuation of our Newspaper Directory of China series. In this new instalment, we rely on Multiple Correspondence Analysis (MCA) to summarize and go beyond the previous analyses based on single attributes or pairs of attributes (periodicity, language, size, circulation, etc). MCA is a method for exploratory data analysis. In…

Making the News in Republican China: A study of publishers in Crow’s Newspaper Directory of China (1931-5)

This is the continuation of our series devoted to Carl Crow’s Newspaper Directory of China. In the last episode we examined the circulation of periodicals. This new instalment focuses on their publishers and addresses the following questions : Who were the publishers of periodicals in the Republic of China? Where…

Mapping Pages in Crow’s Newspaper Directory of China (6)

This is the third installment in our series aimed at a material history of the Chinese press based on Crows’ Newspaper Directory of China (1931-35). In the previous essay, we analyzed how the size of periodicals depended both on their periodicity and language. We showed that although large-size broadsheets remained…

Crow’s Newspaper Directory Series (4): Towards a material history of the press in modern China

This is a continuation of my series devoted to Crow’s Newspaper Directory of China. The next three episodes analyze the length, the format and the layout of periodicals. Our objective is to understand how these material features related to the language, the frequency and the place of publication. Ultimately, this trilogy…

Meet Zheng Yaonan, General Manager

This is the second instalment of my series of essays aimed at drawing a collective biography of the Consolidated National Advertising Co. In this post, we propose to start our gallery of individual portraits with Zheng Yaonan, one of the four main founders of the Consolidated Group, with Zhang Zhuping,…

X-perts (5): Contributors’ biographical backgrounds

In this essay, we propose a sociography of CEJ authors, paying special attention to their national origin, educational background and professional occupations at the time they contributed to the journal. National origins Where did they come from? Among our population of 149 contributors, we identified 87 Chinese and 60 foreigners.…

X-perts (4): CEJ Contributors’ Profiles

This essay provides a preliminary analysis of authors’ profiles in the Chinese economic Journal (CEJ). As demonstrated in our previous post, the CEJ mobilized a total of 149 unique contributors over the fifteen years of its existence (1924-37). How many articles did they write for the journal? For how long…

X-Rotary (12): One-mode network of multiple roles

This is the last essay in our series devoted to meeting attendance at the Shanghai Rotary Club. In this post, we propose to analyze the combinations of roles that participants performed during meetings. The following networks result from the projection of the initial two-mode networks of persons-events joined by roles.…

X-Rotary (10): One-mode networks of co-attendance

In order to complement the bimodal approach we conducted in our last post, we now propose a dual-projection analysis. For this purpose, we first projected the initial two-mode networks into two one-mode networks of persons-persons joined by events (co-attendance) and events-events joined by persons (multiple attendance) using the R package…

X-Rotary (9): Two-mode networks of meeting attendance

As announced in the introductory post, the first step in our analysis of Rotary networking consists in designing three bimodal networks, one for each term (Petit, Fitch, Harkson). In analyzing two-mode data, we typically make the assumption that attending the same event is either an indicator of an interaction between…

X-Rotary (8): Meeting Networking

This is the first instalment of a series of essays that attempt to apply Social Network Analysis (SNA) methods to the study of the Shanghai Rotary Club, with a view to detect relational patterns within the club. Previous essays proposed statistical and spatial analyses of membership based on rosters of…

Sociography of the Shanghai Rotary Club (6): Workplace and residence

Sixth episode in my sociography of the Shanghai Rotary Club. This episode aims to identify the spatial patterns of Rotarians’ workplace and residence in Shanghai. This statistical study serves as a prologue to a more in-depth mapping of Rotarians’ offices and residence, relying on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) tools. Where…

Sociography of the Shanghai Rotary Club (5): Occupations

This is the fifth episode in my series on the Shanghai Rotary Club. In order to complement the previous episode devoted to the structure of activities, what I propose here is to examine more closely the social-professional occupations of Shanghai Rotarians. As for the classification of services, I have standardized…

From Data Sketching to Dataviz: An Experiment with The Vistorian

In this post I do not mean to give a complete overview of the Dataviz workshop in Aix last week (February 14-15). Instead I will give a personal account of the hands-on session we had with Benjamin Bach (Edinburgh University) on Friday. During the hands-on workshop, participants had the opportunity…
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