Online Spiritual Atlas of the Global East - Hong Kong (OSAGE-HK) Data, 2022
The Online Spiritual Atlas of the Global East - Hong Kong (OSAGE-HK) was created by the Center on Religion and the Global East (CRGE) at Purdue University. OSAGE-HK allows users to visualize the spatial distribution of individual religious sites in Hong Kong, as well as see how districts compare with each other in terms of the number of religious sites. Currently, the data consists of 2,657 religious sites in the 18 districts in Hong Kong.
The data for religious sites was collected and provided by Dr. Kim-kwong Chan and his research assistant, Mr. Gao Xingdong, in 2022 based on the following criteria: 1) Physical location operated by a religious group, or organization by a religious practitioner who is in charge and responsible for such venue; 2) Registered address with the civil authority; 3) There are religious activities in these venues on a regular basis involving religious leaders and believers; 4) The venue is open to religious believers. The data for schools in Hong Kong is from Esrichinahk (July, 2022).
Online Spiritual Atlas of China (OSAC) Data, 2019
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.