The Hotspots and Trends in the Study of Xu Wei

Niu Liang, Xiang Wei


An analysis of the hotspots and trends in the research literature about Xu Wei is helpful in providing some extended opportunities for the study of Xu Wei. In this paper, the keywords and abstracts of research literature about Xu Wei collected on the China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI) are analyzed by co-word network and Latent Dirichlet Allocation (LDA) from 1961 to 2020. We found that the hotspots of Xu Wei research in the co-word network were keywords about “impressionistic painting” “natural color” and “Yangming philosophy”. The keywords of the most prolific writers are somewhat different from the core keywords. LDA analyzes the abstract data to reveal that the main content of research focuses on “impressionistic painting” and “flower and bird painting”. The use of quantitative methods to analyze research trends about Xu Wei complements traditional literature reviews.

Key Words

Co-word network, LDA, Xu Wei, impressionistic painting, natural color

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