The Kellogg Institute for International Studies, part of the University of Notre Dame’s new Keough School of Global Affairs, is an interdisciplinary community of scholars that promotes research, provides educational opportunities, and builds linkages related to democracy and human development.
Xinyi Ye is assisting Professor Victoria Tin-bor Hui with research on the formation of modern China through the historical analysis of war data sets and movements. Last year, she worked on literature reviews of Chinese war history, contributing to creating a database for further Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis. This year, Ye is continuing to work on making GIS map, applying a similar methodology to literature reviews of different dynasties. Ye is also coordinating with other team members to do Chinese text mining in order to form a word cloud that illustrates the frequency of words.