International Society for Quantitative History

Upcoming Events

QH Webinar Series

The Glorious Revolution That Wasn't: Rural Elite Conflict and Demand for Democratization

16:00 | Thursday, December 7, 2023

Zoom Webinar

English

Area of Excellence-Quantitative History Conference 2023: Exploring China and Hong Kong’s Journey through Data and Research

Area of Excellence-Quantitative History Conference 2023: Exploring China and Hong Kong’s Journey through Data and Research

The Centre for Quantitative History of HKU Business School hosted a two-day conference on October 25-26, 2023, showcasing the latest quantitative history (QH) research carried out under the Areas of Excellence (AoE) Scheme funded by the Research Grants Council. The conference featured 16 ongoing research projects from the project team members and their collaborators. These projects applied the quantitative history approach, utilizing large datasets constructed from historical archives and archaeological records to reconstruct trends, and patterns, and assess causal relationships.
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Lectures & Workshops

Labor Coercion and Trade: Evidence from Colonial Indonesia

12:00 | Thursday, November 16, 2023

Lecture Hall, May Hall, HKU

English

Mark Hup

Mark Hup

Assistant Professor of Economics, Peking University

Quantitative History Takes the Lead in Adam Smith's Tercentenary Celebration in Hong Kong

Quantitative History Takes the Lead in Adam Smith's Tercentenary Celebration in Hong Kong

For those who missed the Smith Around the World Lecture Series featuring Professor Zhiwu Chen, co-director of the International Society for Quantitative History, there is still an opportunity to catch up on Professor Chen's keynote speech and the discussion that followed.
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Lectures & Workshops

New Crops and Old States: Economic Productivity and State Capacity in Historical China

12:00 | Thursday, September 14, 2023

Lecture Hall, May Hall, HKU

English

Clair Z. Yang

Clair Z. Yang

Assistant Professor, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle

Arthur H. Cole Prize for the best article in The Journal of Economic History goes to our co-director Chicheng Ma

Arthur H. Cole Prize for the best article in The Journal of Economic History goes to our co-director Chicheng Ma

Co-director Chicheng Ma has recently won the prestigious Arthur H. Cole Prize for his paper "Knowledge Diffusion and Intellectual Change: When Chinese Literati Met European Jesuits" published in The Journal of Economic History (JEH).
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QH Webinar Series

Intergenerational Mobility of Daughters and Marital Sorting: New Evidence from Imperial China

10:00 | Thursday, September 7, 2023

Zoom Webinar

English

Wolfgang Keller

Wolfgang Keller

Professor of Economics , University of Colorado Boulder

Zhang Zeduan, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
HKU Business School garners record high UGC funding for research on the “Quantitative History of China”

HKU Business School garners record high UGC funding for research on the “Quantitative History of China”

HK$67.32 million (over US$8.5 million) of University Grant Committee investment into four research clusters on the Quantitative History of China
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Lectures & Workshops

晚清徽州農工中的性別與身份——以黟縣汪氏賬簿為核心的研究 Examining the Gender and Identity of Agricultural Workers in Late Qing Anhui: A Study Using the Wang Family Account Book from Yi County

12:00 | Thursday, May 25, 2023

Lecture Hall, May Hall, HKU

講座以普通話進行 Conducted in Mandarin

Kaixiang Peng 彭凱翔

Kaixiang Peng 彭凱翔

Professor, School of Economics and Management, Wuhan University

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