We prepared a new version of the CGED-Q 1900-1912 Jinshenlu Public Release that removes leading and trailing blank spaces from all fields. The blank spaces were introduced during the data entry process and are unnecessary. Users previously had to remove them with the trim command in STATA or the equivalent in R or whatever other package they were using.
We have also prepared a version of the release where all the column headings/variables names are in pinyin rather than Chinese characters. We learned that R and possibly some other packages have trouble with Unicode variable names.
The files are available at the usual download sites.
Renmin University: http://22.214.171.124/DownloadFile/DLFile