Presentation on theme: "The New Development of Spatial Explorer of Religion New Information, New Technology and New Directions Shuming Bao China Data Center University of Michigan."— Presentation transcript:
1The New Development of Spatial Explorer of Religion New Information, New Technology and New Directions Shuming Bao China Data Center University of Michigan
2“Spatial Study of Religion and Society” Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation The project aims: promoting research, teaching, learning, and training on the spatial studies of religions and society in China.Plans:Research References CollectionResearch System DevelopmentResearch TrainingFeatures:AccessibilityUsabilityExpandabilityFreefor those who are willing to share2
3Topics Introduction Data Methodology Technology Case Studies Future Plans
4I. Introduction The aim of the spatial study of religion: The spatial process of religion and societyResearch issues:Spatial patterns of religion (number and structure)Spatial trends and spatial regimes (space-time series)Spatial interactions among different religionsSpatial interactions between religion and other aspects of the society (migration, trade, culture, urbanization, ….)4
5II. Data Religious Sites: Original data source from 2004 Economic CensusAtlas of Religions in China (UMCDC):BuddhismTaoismChristianityMuslimothersPopulation:Original data source from population Census (1953, 1964, 1982, 1990, 2000)China Population Census Data with GIS Maps (province, city, county and townships)Business:Original data source from business Census (1995, 2001, 2004)China Economic Census Data with GIS Maps (province, city, county and ZIP)Digital Atlas by Industries of ChinaOthers:Socioeconomic Statistics, Geography, Environment, ……5
20V. Case Studies Spatial Patterns of Regions Spatial Trends of Religious DevelopmentSpatial Religion and Economic GrowthSpatial Religion and UrbanizationSpatial Religion and International TradeSpatial Religion and MigrationSpatial Religion and Culture
21Spatial Distribution of Religious Sites by Province ChristianityBuddhismDaoismIslam
23Religion and Economic Growth Ben Anderson, University of Michigan Shibao Liu, Xiamen University Literature: Polarization of religion has positive impact on economic growthTest: What is the impact of religious diversity on regional growth?
24Religion and Migration Changzhen Wang, Wuhan University Literature: Religion discourage out-migrationTest: Will the regions with more religious sites discourage out/in migration?
25Religion and Urbanization Xiaodong Fu, Renmin University Literature: Urbanization may have negative impact on religious developmentTest: Where are mostly dynamic changes in religious sites located: urban, rural or transition areas?
26Religion and International Trade Tai Guo, Central University of Finance and Economics Literature: International trade help spread religionTest: The impact of international trade on religious distribution and growth
27Religion and Culture Xing Ren, Henan University Literature: The spatial-temporal process can be identified with the spatial frequency of family namesTest: The spatial process of different religions with the family names of Temple abbot.
28Religion and Culture Yayuan Liu, Fudan University Literature: The spatial-temporal process can be identified with the spatial frequency of Temple namesTest: The spatial process of different religions with the names of Temples.
29What We Can Learn from the Spatial Study of Religion? Read time on spaceRecognize spatial barriersAnalyze data with incomplete informationFuture Plans:Integration of more data sourcesDerived data structureExpanded function for structural analysisMultiple versions: public, library, research
30Building A Global Network for Spatial Study of Religion and Society Involvement – interaction - international