Jiusan Study Society

In my new project I am reconstructing a network of scholars that first met as a small dinner gathering in the 1940s and then grew into one of China’s minor political parties (still existing today), called Jiusan Study Society (Jiusan xueshe). To understand this group’s political agenda, membership structures and historical development I am combining a traditional qualitative analysis of historical sources with methods from social network analysis.

Liang Xi and Jin Shanbao
The Jiusan founders Liang Xi and
 Jin Shanbao in Chongqing in 1937. Source