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Quantitative History Webinar Series

The Quantitative History Webinar Series, convened by Professor Zhiwu Chen and Dr. Chicheng Ma of The University of Hong Kong (HKU), 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 is co-organized by the International Society for Quantitative History, HKU Business School, and the Asia Global Institute (AGI). 量化歷史網上講座系列(Quantitative History Webinar Series)由香港大學陳志武教授和馬馳騁博士聯合發起並舉辦,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亞洲環球研究所全力支持和承辦。量化歷史網上講座系列銳意逢星期四舉辦講座,若邀請學者位於歐洲及中國時區,講座將於星期四香港時間下午4時至5時30分舉行;若位於美國時區,將於星期四香港時間上午9時至10時30分或10時至11時30分舉行。

Conveners 召集人:
Professor Zhiwu Chen (陳志武教授)
Dr. Chicheng Ma(馬馳騁博士)
Thank you all for attending! 
16:00 香港/北京/新加坡
09:00 倫敦 | 17:00 東京 | 18:00 悉尼

Deep Learning Methods to Curate Economic Data at Scale by Melissa Dell, Andrew E. Furer Professor of Economics, Harvard University (June 16, 2022)

QH #REPOST: 大學沙龍 X 陳志武 - 史前文明搖籃的長久影響 Even prehistory never dies: The persistent impact of Neolithic development on China
Live on Zoom | 2022年1月23日(週日) 香港/北京/新加坡 早上9點 (Conducted in Mandarin)
Watch the replay on YouTube

HKU Business School garners record high UGC funding for research on the “Quantitative History of China”
July 11, 2022 |
Read the press release 

Quantitative history academics honored in HKU Business School's Research Output Prize 2020-21
Dr. Chicheng Ma and Professor James Kung were honored with the University's Research Output Prize for their paper, Long Live Keju! The Persistent Effects of China’s Civil Examination System, published in The Economic Journal.

More details about this year’s research output prize winners are available here (announced on January 6, 2022)

The latest issue of The Journal of Economic History, which features QH Webinar Series co-convener Dr. Chicheng Ma's article 'Knowledge Diffusion and Intellectual Change: When Chinese Literati Met European Jesuits' and International Society for Quantitative History co-director Professor James Kung's article 'Malthus Goes to China: The Effect of “Positive Checks” on Grain Market Development, 1736–1910', is now available in print. The joint work by QH Webinar Series conveners Professor Zhiwu Chen and Dr. Chicheng Ma, together with Dr. Andrew J. Sinclair of HKU Business School, is now available as Open Access on The Economic Journal (Online)
Debin Ma Appointed to Professorship in Economic History in Oxford
Professor Debin Ma (the co-director of International Society for Quantitative History) was appointed to a Professorship in Economic History in Oxford. Professor Ma will join the faculty at Oxford from January 2022.
July 14, 2021 | Read the Faculty news

A “Time Travel” – Discover the Link between Ancient China’s Civil Examination and Modern Economic Development 鑒古識今 – 從「科舉考試」分析中國經濟發展
HKU economic historians Professor James K. S. Kung (the co-director of International Society for Quantitative History) and Dr. Chicheng Ma (the co-convener of the Quantitative History Webinar Series) have recently won the Royal Economic Society Prize for the best article published in The Economic Journal in 2020. Their paper, Long Live Keju! The Persistent Effects of China’s Civil Examination System, co-authored with Dr. Ting Chen of HKBU, examines the long-term consequences of China’s millennium-long civil examination system for human capital or educational outcomes.
HKU Business School | April 20, 2021 | Read the School news (English) | Chinese version

Financial Times (Chinese) | October 23, 2020 | Read the full story (in Chinese only)

Asia Global Institute and HKU Business School launch Quantitative History Webinar Series to promote quantitative history research
June 11, 2020 | Read the press release

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