中国经济史学会秘书长隋福民教授加入HINDI项目组

近日,HINDI项目组在荷兰皇家科学院国际社会史研究所热烈欢迎中国社会科学院经济研究所隋福民教授的来访。隋福民教授长期致力于中国经济史研究,主要研究方向为中国近现代农村经济。

隋教授为辽宁阜新人,1972年出生。1990年-1994年,就读于西北工业大学航海工程学院,本科毕业获工学学士。1994年-2001年,先后就职于中国船舶工业总公司北京长城无线电厂、方正集团等单位。2002年-2007年,北京大学经济学院硕博连读,师从萧国亮教授,获经济学博士学位。2007年,就职中国社会科学院经济研究所,任助理研究员,2009年升任副研究员。现任中国社会科学院经济研究所研究员、中国现代经济史研究室党支部书记、副主任、中国社会科学院研究生院教授、中国经济史学会秘书长、中国农业历史学会理事。

本次来访,隋福民教授将作为访问学者在HINDI项目组就相关课题开展为期两个月的研究工作。HINDI项目首席专家巴斯·范鲁文博士和研究员费罗彬代表HINDI项目组迎接隋福民教授,并对未来的共同工作表示热切期待。

HINDI研究项目,全称 “西北欧与中国在1800年至2010年工业化的历史动力:区域化解读”(The Historical Dynamics of Industrialization in Northwestern Europe and China ca. 1800-2010: a Regional Interpretation),由欧盟委员会之欧洲研究理事会(ERC)资助。

 

Report: Workshop Economic Geography of Industrialization

The HINDI research group, in collaboration with the International Institute of Social History (IISH) organized at Thu-Fri 22-23 March 2018 a workshop on the economic geography of long-run industrialization (approx. 1800 – 2010) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Here, economists, economic historians, and economic geographers discussed the quantitative long-run regional process of industrialization, as well as the empirical and political conclusions one can derive from it. Below, preliminary versions of the papers can be found, which are expected to be bundled in an edited volume. For the people seeking more information, are advised to contact the organizers Bas van Leeuwen and Robin Philips via the contact form.



STRUCTURE OF THE WORKSHOP/VOLUME

Part 1: Regional Industrialization in Western Europe
Sebastian Keibek (Cambridge University) and Leigh Shaw-Taylor (Cambridge University): The regional foundations on which the world’s first industrial nation was built. abstract paper
Robin Philips (IISH) and Erik Buyst (University of Leuven): Local and regional industrial development in the Low Countries, 1820 – 2010. abstract paper
Part 2: Regional Industrialization in the Eurasian Periphery
Stefan Nikolić (University of Groningen) and Leonard Kukić (London School of Economics): Regional industrialization of Yugoslavia in the long-run. abstract paper **
Anna Missiaia (Lund University): Old patterns die Hard: regional aspects of Italian industrialization in the long run. abstract paper
Erdem Kabadayı (Koç University). Long term regional dynamics of industrialization, from the late Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey in the twentieth century, 1850-2000. abstract paper
Part 3: Regional Industrialization in Asia
Xu Yi (Guangxi Normal University / IISH), Bas van Leeuwen (IISH), Lin Wang (Guangxi Normal University) and Zhihua Tang (Guangxi Normal University). Regional industrial development along the Yangtze and Zhujiang rivers, ca. 1914-2004. abstract paper
Bas van Leeuwen (IISH), Jieli Li (IISH) and Zipeng Zhang (Utrecht University): regional industrialization in the basic metals sector in China (1850-2010). paper
Jean-Pascal Bassino (University of Lyon), Kyoji Fukao (Hitotsubashi University) and Tokihiko Settsu (Musashi University): The economic geography of Japanese industrialization (1800-2010). abstract paper
Part 4: A Thematic View on Regional Industrialization
Stijn Ronsse (Ghent University) and Glenn Rayp (Ghent University): The use of the Midelfarth-Knarvik model to study determinants of historical industrial locations. abstract paper
Robin Philips (IISH), Wouter Ronsijn (Ghent University) and Eric Vanhaute (Ghent University): Shifts from proto-industrialization to industrialization. abstract paper
Bas van Leeuwen (IISH), Peter Foldvari (University of Amsterdam), Robin Philips (IISH) and Meimei Wang (Utrecht University): Testing for co-location among manufacturing firms using micro-geographic data. abstract paper
Julio Martinez-Galarraga (University of Valencia) and Daniel Tirado (University of Barcelona): Market integration and economic geography in history: an overview. abstract
Patrizio Bianchi (University of Ferrara) and Sandrine Labory (University of Ferrara): Industrial policy for manufacturing revolutions. abstract

Please look here at the full program of the workshop in March 2018.

** At the request of the authors, the paper is only available on demand (by filling in the contact form of the HINDI website).

Presentation at RSA ReHi-workshop on regional resilience (Leeuwarden)

On 14-16 January 2018, our researcher Robin Philips attended the 4th RSA ReHi-workshop ‘An historical account of regional resilience’ in Leeuwarden (the Netherlands), organized by the Regional Studies Association (RSA) and the RSA Research Network on Regional Economic and Policy History (ReHi).

At this event, he presented preliminary results of a forthcoming paper which focused on the long-term development of unemployment numbers at the municipal level in the Low Countries (Belgium and the Netherlands). The study identified correlations between human capital and early industrialization of regions. Interestingly, development paths such as these were also linked to higher unemployment figures in post-industrial times. The latter correlation, though, could not be explained by different levels of human capital – thus underscoring the need for further research. A digital copy of the Powerpoint presentation can be found here.

The workshop was carried out within the Framework of the  with support from the Fryske Akademy/Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and the N.W. Posthumus Institute. More information and a full report on the workshop can be found here.

Workshop: Research Design Course 2017 in Cracow, Poland

On 6-8 November 2017, our researcher Robin Philips attended the ESTER Research Design Course 2017 at the Pedagogical University of Cracow (Cracow, Poland), and presented his research on the industrial development in the Netherlands and Belgium during the 19th and 20th century. A digital copy of his Powerpoint presentation can be found here.

The European graduate School for Training in Economic and Social Historical Research (ESTER) was established in 1991 as a European platform for postgraduate teaching. It involves more than 60 universities throughout Europe and offers high-level research training for PhD students in an international context. At present the network is organized by the N.W. Posthumus Institute, which is a graduate school for economic and social history in the Netherlands and Flanders.

Since the late 1990s, ESTER has promoted the Research Design Course (RDC). In this year, the annual Research Design Course was organized by Bartosz Ogórek (Pedagogical University of Cracow) and Mikołaj Malinowski (Lund University/WEast network).

Prof. Dr. Wu Songdi from Fudan University visited us

On Monday 19 June 2017, the HINDI Project team welcomed the visit of Prof. Dr. Wu Songdi and his wife in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Prof. Dr. Wu Songdi has been famous for his researches on the Chinese economic history, historical economic geography, Chinese population history, Chinese migration history, regional history of the coastal Southeastern China, and Chinese Maritime Customs history.

He obtained his PhD in History in 1992 and has been working in the Fudan University (Shanghai, China) since 1986. He was promoted to a full professor in 1999, and held the position of the Director in the Center for Historical Geographical Studies of Fudan University between 2010 and 2015. Since 2016, Prof. Dr. Wu Songdi has served as the Director in the International Research Center of Customs History and Customs Literature of Fudan University.

During the visit, Prof. Dr. Wu Songdi introduced his new researches and discussed various interesting topics on the Chinese economic history and the comparison with the West, with the HINDI Project team. Dr. Bas van Leeuwen also introduced the HINDI research project and the book series of The Quantitative Economic History of China. Prof. Wu expressed his appreciation for the effort and work of the HINDI Project team, and the HINDI Project team was impressed by Prof. Wu’s academic enthusiasm. Both sides looked forward to the possible future cooperation.

Our visiting fellow Dr. Guo Yongqin ,who coincidentally was a former student of Prof. Dr. Wu Songdi in the Fudan University, and the other HINDI Project members Robin Philips, Li Jieli and Zhang Zipeng also participated the reception.

复旦大学吴松弟教授伉俪来访

2017年六月十九日周一,HINDI项目组在荷兰阿姆斯特丹欢迎吴松弟教授伉俪来访。

吴松第教授在中国经济史、历史经济地理、中国人口史、中国移民史、东南沿海区域史、中国海关史的深入研究享誉学界。

吴教授为“浙江泰顺人,1954年出生,1982年7月东北师范大学本科毕业,1986年7月复旦大学研究生毕业,留历史地理研究所,从事研究和教学。1990年-1992年,师从谭其骧教授,攻读在职博士研究生,1992年初获历史学博士学位。1995年5月升任副教授,1999年9月升教授、博士生导师,2010年10月至2015年2月担任历史地理研究所所长和基地中心主任。”自2016年起,吴教授担任复旦大学中国海关史和海关文献国际研究中心主任。

本次来访,吴松第教授向HINDI项目组介绍了他的新近研究,并就中国经济史和中西比较研究的多项议题进行了令人回味的探讨。巴斯·范鲁文博士作为HINDI项目首席专家,向吴教授就HINDI项目以及《量化中国经济史》丛书进行了介绍。吴教授对HINDI项目组的工作和努力表示赞赏,而吴教授对于学术研究的热忱也令HINDI项目组为之钦佩。双方都十分期待未来展开具体合作。

正在HINDI项目组访学的郭永钦博士昔日恰为吴松弟教授在复旦大学历史地理研究所的学生。此外,包括罗宾·飞利浦李洁莉张紫鹏在内的其他HINDI项目组成员也参加了此次会谈。

Workshop Economic Geography of Long-Run Industrialization

The HINDI research group, in collaboration with the International Institute of Social History (IISH), will be organizing at Thu-Fri 22-23 March 2018 a workshop on the economic geography of long-run industrialization (approx. 1800 – 2010) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The aim of this workshop will be to bring together economists, economic historians, and economic geographers with an academic interest in both the quantitative long-run regional process of industrialization, as well as the empirical and political conclusions one can derive from it. Those interested in attending, are recommended to contact the organizers Bas van Leeuwen and Robin Philips via the contact form.


The Industrial Revolution and its aftermath presented one of the most fascinating topics in the field of economic history. Like a slick of oil, new manufacturing firms spread first over England, followed by Western Europe and eventually the rest of the world. However, it is not clear how and why this process of industrialization differed over time and across regions. Rather, debates continue about topics such as why industrial activity is spatially distributed and what factors drive agglomeration of production. Lack of data has so far inhibited the connection between theory and empirics as well as history and economics, rendering the answer to above questions problematic, even though some interesting empirical studies have emerged. This proposed workshop is thus intended to bring together empirical and theoretical studies in a coherent framework, to explain spatial development in industrialization over the past two centuries.

The central question of this workshop is how and why industrialization spread across regions and over time. To deal with this question, the workshop will be subdivided in five panels. After an “econography” of industrialization dealing with the various models of industrialization and, more importantly, their empirical implications in the opening remarks, panels 1 – 3 of this workshop will deal with specific case studies of regional industrialization over the Eurasian continent. Walking first through the historiography of spatial industrialization, each presenter will cover one particular region during the 19th and 20th century, including various Western, Eurasian and Asian countries. This not only makes it possible to test if existing theories on economic agglomeration can be globally applied, but also contributes to the debates on regional divergence and the role of economic integration and globalization. In panels 4 – 5 the various presentations, partly based on the previous chapters as well as the literature, deal with the question how the various theories can be used in the fields of economic history and economic geography.


WORKSHOP PROGRAM

Thursday 22 March 2018

10:20 Opening Remarks by Bas van Leeuwen (IISH)
10:30 Panel 1: Regional Industrialization in Western Europe
Sebastian Keibek (Cambridge University) and Leigh Shaw-Taylor (Cambridge University): The regional foundations on which the world’s first industrial nation was built. abstract
Robin Philips (IISH) and Erik Buyst (University of Leuven): Local and regional industrial development in the Low Countries, 1820 – 2010. abstract
Discussant: Ron Boschma (Utrecht University)
12:00 Lunch
13:00 Panel 2: Regional Industrialization in Asia
Xu Yi (Guangxi Normal University / IISH), Bas van Leeuwen (IISH), Lin Wang (Guangxi Normal University) and Zhihua Tang (Guangxi Normal University). Regional industrial development along the Yangtze and Zhujiang rivers, ca. 1914-2004. abstract
A BRIEF RESEARCH NOTE
Bas van Leeuwen (IISH), Jieli Li (IISH) and Zipeng Zhang (Utrecht University): regional industrialization in the basic metals sector in China (1850-2010).
Jean-Pascal Bassino (University of Lyon), Kyoji Fukao (Hitotsubashi University) and Tokihiko Settsu (Musashi University): The economic geography of Japanese industrialization (1800-2010). abstract
Discussant: Peer Vries (University of Vienna)
15:15 Coffee and Tea Break
15:30 Panel 3: Regional Industrialization in the European Periphery
Stefan Nikolić (University of Groningen) and Leonard Kukić (London School of Economics): Regional industrialization of Yugoslavia in the long-run. abstract
Anna Missiaia (Lund University): Old patterns die Hard: regional aspects of Italian industrialization in the long run. abstract
Erdem Kabadayı (Koç University). Long term regional dynamics of industrialization, from the late Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey in the twentieth century, 1850-2000. abstract
Discussant: Gijs Kessler (IISH)
18:00 Drinks
18:30 Dinner

Friday 23 March 2018

10:15 Panel 4: A Thematic View on Regional Industrialization *
Stijn Ronsse (Ghent University) and Glenn Rayp (Ghent University): The use of the Midelfarth-Knarvik model to study determinants of historical industrial locations. abstract
Robin Philips (IISH), Wouter Ronsijn (Ghent University) and Eric Vanhaute (Ghent University): Shifts from proto-industrialization to industrialization. abstract
Bas van Leeuwen (IISH), Peter Foldvari (University of Amsterdam), Robin Philips (IISH) and Meimei Wang (Utrecht University): Testing for co-location among manufacturing firms using micro-geographic data. abstract
Discussants: Jan Luiten van Zanden (Utrecht University) and Oedzge Atzema (Utrecht University)
12:30 Final Discussion
13:00 Lunch

Please download here the full program of the workshop.

Please download here the full list of abstracts for the workshop presentations.

Please download here the travel instructions.

Please follow this page for the upcoming papers of all workshop presentations.


* The following presenters were unable to attend the workshop:

  • Julio Martinez-Galarraga (University of Valencia) and Daniel Tirado (University of Barcelona): Market integration and economic geography in history: an overview. Please find here the abstract and paper.
  • Patrizio Bianchi (University of Ferrara) and Sandrine Labory (University of Ferrara): Industrial policy for manufacturing revolutions. Please find here the abstract and paper.

** At the request of the authors, the paper is only available on demand (by filling in the contact form of the HINDI website).

Conference: Annual Posthumus Conference 2017 at Radboud University

Annual Posthumus Conference 2017

On 1 and 2 June 2017, our researcher Robin Philips, our team member Zhang Zipeng, and our visiting fellow Dr. Guo Yongqin attended the Annual Posthumus Conference 2017 which was organized by the N.W. Posthumus Institute and Radboud University, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

The N.W. Posthumus Institute (NWP) is the Research School for Economic and Social History in the Netherlands and Flanders. It includes research on non-Western history, world history and social-cultural history. The Posthumus Institute promotes innovative and advanced interdisciplinary research in economic and social history by stimulating joint research programmes of participating institutes and provides a PhD training in economic and social history.

Annual Posthumus Conference 2017

The Annual Posthumus Conference 2017 had the theme “Global connections across time and space”. It started with the keynote lecture which was titled “The Nieboer problem in West Africa: slaves within and from labour-scarce economies” by prof.dr. Gareth Austin, who is one of the world’s leading scholars in the flourishing field of African economic history and has recently been appointed to the chair of Economic History at the University of Cambridge. After that, sessions were held by the PhD students from the Posthumus Institute Training Programme, and the Posthumus research networks, including the new orientation of ‘Societies in their Environment’ and the new network ‘Routes and Roots in Colonial and Global History’

会议:Posthumus研究中心2017年年会在奈梅亨拉德堡德大学举行(荷兰奈梅亨)

Annual Posthumus Conference 2017

On 1 and 2 June 2017, our researcher Robin Philips, our team member Zhang Zipeng, and our visiting fellow Dr. Guo Yongqin attended the Annual Posthumus Conference 2017 which was organized by the N.W. Posthumus Institute and Radboud University, in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

The N.W. Posthumus Institute (NWP) is the Research School for Economic and Social History in the Netherlands and Flanders. It includes research on non-Western history, world history and social-cultural history. The Posthumus Institute promotes innovative and advanced interdisciplinary research in economic and social history by stimulating joint research programmes of participating institutes and provides a PhD training in economic and social history.

Annual Posthumus Conference 2017

The Annual Posthumus Conference 2017 had the theme “Global connections across time and space”. It started with the keynote lecture which was titled “The Nieboer problem in West Africa: slaves within and from labour-scarce economies” by prof.dr. Gareth Austin, who is one of the world’s leading scholars in the flourishing field of African economic history and has recently been appointed to the chair of Economic History at the University of Cambridge. After that, sessions were held by the PhD students from the Posthumus Institute Training Programme, and the Posthumus research networks, including the new orientation of ‘Societies in their Environment’ and the new network ‘Routes and Roots in Colonial and Global History’

Team Building of the HINDI Project Team

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.