[Humanist] 24.65 new on WWW: Digital Gazetteer of the Song Dynasty

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                  Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 24, No. 65.
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        Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 09:45:24 -0700
        From: Ruth Mostern <rmostern at ucmerced.edu>
        Subject: Resource Announcement:  The Digital Gazetteer of the Song Dynasty

*Apologies for cross-posting*

Dear Colleagues,

I wish to announce the release of the Digital Gazetteer of the Song Dynasty
(DGSD) V.1.1, hosted by the University of California, Merced library at http://

The DGSD is a MySQL database that records the 3,828 units that existed at any
time in the administrative hierarchy of China's Song dynasty (960-1276 CE);
along with attributes such as population, civil and military ranks, and
locations of centers of state industry.  All of the entities are spatially
referenced, and all events of spatial change (establishment, abolition,
promotion, and demotion of jurisdictions) are recorded and temporally
referenced.  The database, and shapefiles derived from it, are freely available
for download and use under Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share
Alike terms.

Please contact me or co-author Elijah Meeks (emeeks at stanford.edu) if you have
any questions or feedback about the DGSD.


Ruth Mostern
UC Merced
Ruth Mostern
Assistant Professor and Founding Faculty
School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
University of California, Merced

rmostern at ucmerced.edu
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