Online Spiritual Atlas of China (OSAC) Data

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By Fenggang Yang1, Zhixin Li1, Christopher White1

Purdue University

OSAC Religious mat data

Version 1.0 - published on 18 Sep 2019 doi:10.4231/7NWA-KH10 - cite this Archived on 31 Jul 2019 Last public release: 2.0

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The Online Spiritual Atlas of China was created by the Center on Religion and Chinese Society (CRCS) at Purdue University to complement the print volume, Atlas of Religion in China: Social and Geographical Contexts, by Fenggang Yang (Brill, 2018). OSAC allows users to visualize the spatial distribution of individual religious sites in China, as well as see how provinces, prefectures, and counties compare with each other in terms of the number of religious sites. Currently, the data comes from China’s 2004 Economic Census, which listed 72,887 religious sites from all of China’s 31 provinces or provincial-level regions and municipalities.

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