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Journey to The West
by Mingtao Lei

Xuanzang was one of the most famous Buddhist monks in history. One of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, Journey to the West, was inspired by the true story of Xuanzang. This map presents a virtualized story of where Xuanzang visited in the ancient time and the boundaries of each ancient countries.

Intended Audience: To everyone who interests in the ancient history of Asia region, readers of the literature "Journey to the West"

Software Used: Arcgis Pro

Data Sources:

  • 《大慈恩寺三藏法師傳》(Chinese Edition) by (Tang) Hui Li; Yan Cong (Editor)
    On Yuan Chwang’s Travels in India tr.Thomas Watters. Reprint. New Delhi, Munshiram Manoharlal, 1996 ISBN 81-215-0336-1.
  • Academia Sinica, Chinese Civilization in Time and Space, Version 1, (Taipei, September 2002).
  • Natural Earth



Gentrification and Racial Diversity in New York City from 1980 to 2010
by Yu Qiao Chen

Question: Does Gentrification Promote or Diminish Racial Diversity in New York City?
This map was created in part for my undergraduate thesis. The map's purpose is to unveil:
1) clusters of gentrification in New York City and its interaction with racial diversity. Does gentrification occur in areas of high diversity or low diversity rate solely? Or is it a mixture?
2) patterns of gentrification occurrence and change of diversity rate throughout time.

On a census tract level, the maps are results of a Bivariate Moran's I analysis using gentrification (determined by house value and median income) and diversity rate (entropy index) between 3 separate time periods.

Contrary to the common belief of white residents displaying people of color, gentrification does not solely induce homogeneous demographic. Harlem of Manhattan, for example, has went through gentrification but exhibits a diverse resident population. Social mixing may co-exist with gentrification. On the other hand, Brooklyn Heights falls into the category of ""traditional gentrification"", which wealthy home buyers drives out poorer resident; it grew to become a community with more White residents. Diversity rate and gentrification may be correlated factors positively and negatively.

Intended Audience: Geographers, Researchers, residents of NYC

Software Used: ArcMap, Geoda, Microsoft Excel

Data Sources:

    Steven Manson, Jonathan Schroeder, David Van Riper, and Steven Ruggles. IPUMS National Historical Geographic Information System: Version 13.0 [Database]. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota. 2018.