09:00 | Thursday, November 12, 2020
Assistant Professor, The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle
Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Faculty Director of Action Learning, MIT Sloan School of Management
Clair Yang and Yasheng Huang investigate a worldwide phenomenon of “political divergence” between East and West. During the 8th to 10th century, both Western Europe and China achieved political stability but through dramatically different routes. Western Europe developed parliamentary representation on the basis of a power balance between the aristocrats and the crown, whereas China consolidated absolutism with the help of state bureaucracy and exam-based meritocracy. In this Quantitative History Webinar, Clair will present empirical evidence that documents this great political divergence. Her presentation will introduce the audience to a theory that seeks to explain the dynamic evolution of monarchy-aristocracy power balance and its implication on political stability and institutional improvements.
Discussant: Tuan-Hwee Sng (National University of Singapore)
Live on Zoom on November 12, 2020
09:00 Hong Kong | 10:00 Tokyo | 12:00 Sydney
20:00 Previous day New York Time
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Clair Z. Yang, Yasheng Huang
The Quantitative History (QH) Webinar Series aims to provide researchers, teachers, and students with an online intellectual platform to keep up to date with the latest research in the field, promoting the dissemination of research findings and interdisciplinary use of quantitative methods in historical research. The QH Webinar Series, now entering its fourth year, is co-organized by Centre for Quantitative History at the HKU Business School and International Society for Quantitative History in partnership with Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The Series is now substantially supported by the Areas of Excellence (AoE) Scheme from the Research Grants Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, China (Project No. [AoE/B-704/22-R]). 量化歷史網上講座系列由香港大學陳志武和馬馳騁教授聯合發起，旨在介紹前沿量化歷史研究成果、促進同仁交流，推廣量化方法在歷史研究中的應用。本系列講座由香港大學經管學院量化歷史研究中心和國際量化歷史學會承辦，及香港人文社會研究所全力支持。從2023年開始，系列得到中國香港特別行政區研究資助局卓越學科領域計劃的重要資助 (項目編號[AoE/B-704/22-R])。
Conveners: Professor Zhiwu Chen & Dr. Chicheng Ma (HKU Business School)
The International Society for Quantitative History (ISFQH) is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting, supporting, and enhancing the advancement of education, in particular research and knowledge dissemination in quantitative history, in Hong Kong and other parts of the world.