Category Archives: Development

Mapping Qing Relay Stations

The beta stage site is here. The Motivation During the Qing dynasty, the large network of postal and military stations, connecting the ruling kernel with China proper, Manchuria, Mongolia, Sinkiang, and Tibet, were venues of information and military logistics for monitoring the empire, and also routes which officials, scholars, merchants traveled. I felt that if […]

World War II Visualization

I have always been interested in how history can talk to the quantitative…so as part of a small data science project I thought it was a good idea to put together a visualization of World War II using R. After some searching, I found several interesting data sources: Wikipedia: Most of the WWII battles in […]