近日，中山大学历史系黄国信教授应HINDI项目组之邀，正式加入HINDI项目组负责组织的《中国量化经济史》（The Quantitative Economic History of China）丛书，并与荷兰博睿(Brill)出版社签订出版合约。
黄国信教授研究兴趣以明清社会经济史为主，侧重于明清盐业史、商业史、社会史，在相关领域有着深厚的积累。因此本次合作，HINDI项目组邀请黄国信教授就清代盐业进行写作。本书作为HINDI项目组负责组织的《中国量化经济史》丛书分卷，亦是博睿出版社《全球经济史》丛书之部分，预期可于2018年9月前后完成，由博睿出版社出版英文版《Market and Administration:A Study on the Mechanism of Salt Monopoly in Qing Dynasty》，并由社会科学文献出版社同步出版中文版《清代盐政的市场原则与行政运作机制研究》。
Since the recruitment of Dr. Ma Xi in May, our data mining squad in China has been reinforced in further with three youths from several Chinese universities:
Mr. Li Jia, who is going to study Regional Economics in the School of Economics, Henan University, for a master degree.
Mr. Zhang Runze, who is going to study Economics in Shandong University, for a master degree.
Miss. Xiao Faqiong, a bachelor student who is studying Chinese Literature in the School of Liberal Arts, Renmin University of China.
On this month, June 2017, the works of our researchers Dr. Bas van Leeuwen and Prof. Dr. Xu Yi, and our visiting scholar Prof. Dr. Yuan Weipeng, have been published in the First Issue of a new bulletin in China, “Big Data and the Study of Chinese History“. This bulletin is published by Social Science Academic Press, and presented by the Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences, and the School of History and Culture, which are both from Central China Normal University, which is also known as Huazhong Normal University.
Since 2013, Central China Normal University has been co-operated with Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on the topic of Big Data and the Study of Chinese History. Renowned historians Prof.Dr. James Lee, Prof.Dr. Cameron Campbell and Prof.Dr. Li Bozhong were involved as Adjunct Professor. Annually circa 10 scholars who have expertise on quantitative history research are invited to speak in the lecture series “Big Data and the Study of Chinese History” in Central China Normal University. This bulletin is a collection of relevant researches and speeches.
In the First Issue of the bulletin, the selected research of our researchers Dr. Bas van Leeuwen and Prof. Dr. Xu Yi is: Ni Yuping, Xu Yi and Bas van Leeuwen (2016), “Calculation China’s Historical Economic Aggregate: A GDP-centered Overview”. Social Sciences in China, 37(2), 56-75.
The selected research of our visiting scholar Prof. Dr. Yuan Weipeng is: Ma, Debin and Yuan, Weipeng (2016), “Discovering economic history in footnotes: the story of the Tong Taisheng merchant archive (1790-1850)“. Modern China, 42 (5). 483-504.
The selected speech of our visiting scholar Prof. Dr. Yuan Weipeng is: “a talk on the quantitative history”.
On Monday 22 May 2017, a staff outing for a team building exercise of the HINDI Project took place in Utrecht, the Netherlands. After meeting for a study trip on food industry, an hour was spent for a coffee seminar to study the ins and outs of the coffee processing sector, as well as the economic history behind coffee.
Our researchers Dr. Bas van Leeuwen, Dr. Peter Foldvari, Robin Philips, visiting fellow Dr. Guo Yongqin, and assistants Li Jieli and Zhang Zipeng participated in this event.
On the 5th of April 2017, Wendel Scholma came to visit the HINDI research group at the International Institute of Social History. Wendel Scholma is the Acquisitions Editor of Brill Publishers, where she is responsible for the publications concerning Modern History, Cultural History, Economic and Social History, Legal History and History on Cartography.
In this context, she was present to discuss the upcoming editions of the Quantitive Economic History Series of China, as well as to look at possible future collaborations between Brill Publishers and the HINDI research group.
Dr. Huang Yingwei from the Institute of Economics, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) recently joins our book series, The Quantitative Economic History of China. He is the 7th contracted author of the book series.
Dr. Huang Yingwei
Dr. Huang will publish a book on The Work Point System in Rural China, a topic on which he has written extensively before.
Dr. Huang Yingwei has officially signed his contract in Beijing on 16 December, 2016. This book is expected to be finished in December 2018.
On 26 December 2016, our newly recruited data mining squad in Beijing starts to act for the first time in the First Historical Archives of China. Continue reading