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Network Data

Our current project utilizes bibliographic data that has been compiled from comprehensive indexes to little magazines and modernist poetry journals of the prewar period. For Japan, we are using an index to over 165 journals published between 1920 and 1944, which includes roughly 100,000 poems, essays, and translations contributed by over 4,000 poets. For the U.S., we are working with a similar scale of data for the years 1915 to 1930. The China data is being compiled largely by hand and at present includes nearly 4,000 entries in 8 journals published between 1915 and 1945.

Below, we offer some network visualizations of small subsets of this data, spliced by year. The first three images are for Japan. Click on them to navigate through the networks and explore some of the underlying data. The other images are static snapshots of the U.S. and China datasets.

Network Images for Japanese Poets
Japan Poets, 1925-1927


Japan Poets, 1927-1929



Network Images for U.S. Poets




Network Image for China Poets