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從權貴到富貴:中國傳世名畫產權變動與社會流動性研究,960-1911 In Pursuit of Heirloom Paintings: A Study of Property Rights Changes and Social Mobility in China, 960-1911

16:00 | Thursday, June 23, 2022

ZOOM網路研討會 Zoom Webinar

講座以普通話進行 Conducted in Mandarin

Frank Shuo Chen 陳碩

Frank Shuo Chen 陳碩

Professor of Economics, Fudan Unviersity

Emperor Huizong of Song, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

從權貴到富貴:中國傳世名畫產權變動與社會流動性研究,960-1911
復旦大學經濟學院經濟系陳碩和他的合著者從3,141幅中國傳世名畫上的10,336個收藏印鑒並結合其所屬收藏家個人信息,構建出960至1911年中國前現代奢侈品動產產權的變遷軌跡。他們的研究發現,畫作收藏家的社會階層在同一個朝代期間持續降低,這趨勢以明及清代尤為明顯。換句話說,畫作收藏家平均的官階在朝代初期皆高於該朝中後期。他們同時發現,朝代更替又使得上述變遷軌跡重新開始。

為增加對中國前現代社會精英階層家庭財產構成的理解以及從奢侈品動產流轉這一新視角研究中國前現代社會流動,陳碩教授將於本次量化歷史網上講座中講解如何基於1368-1911年分省面板數據驗証該趨勢與社會流動性之間的相關關系:畫作產權向低社會階層集中的變遷軌跡在社會流動性高的地區就表現得越明顯。

陳碩的合著者: 南京大學尹衍斐

討論嘉賓:上海交通大學袁為鵬、中國社會科學院雲妍

2022年6月23日(星期四)
16:00 香港/北京/新加坡
09:00 倫敦 | 17:00 東京 | 18:00 悉尼

In Pursuit of Heirloom Paintings: A Study of Property Rights Changes and Social Mobility in China, 960-1911, (Webinar in Mandarin)
Frank Shuo Chen of the Fudan School of Economics and his co-author have manually constructed the luxury art ownership trajectory data from 960 to 1911 by tracing changes in ownership of 3,141 famous Chinese paintings based on 10,336 seals together with personal information about the collectors to whom they belonged. The trajectories show that the social class of these art collectors continued to decline throughout the same dynasty, a trend that was particularly evident in the Ming and Qing dynasties. On average, art collectors were officials in the higher-ranking category at the beginning of a certain dynasty than later. They also find that dynastic transitions marked the onset of the downward trend in art collectors’ social status.

In this Quantitative History Webinar, Frank Shuo Chen will explain how to verify the correlation between the abovementioned downward trend and social mobility in pre-modern China based on provincial panel data from 1368 to 1911: this downward shift in the social status of collectors was more pronounced in regions with greater social mobility. The purpose of this webinar is twofold. First, it increases understanding of the composition of elite households in pre-modern China. Second, it explores social mobility during the same period from a new perspective on the transfer of high-end art ownership.

Frank’s co-author: Yanfei Yin (Nanjing University)

Discussants: Weipeng Yuan (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) and Yan Yun (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)

Thursday, June 23, 2022

ZOOM網路研討會 Zoom Webinar

Frank Shuo Chen 陳碩

講座以普通話進行 Conducted in Mandarin

The Quantitative History 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 Series, now in its third year, is co-organized by the International Society for Quantitative History, HKU Business School, and Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences. 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。本系列講座由國際量化歷史學會、香港大學經管學院和香港人文社會研究所全力支持和承辦。

Conveners: Professor Zhiwu Chen & Dr. Chicheng Ma (HKU Business School)

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