I am a PhD student in Division of Social Science at the Hong Kong University in Science and Technology (HKUST). I earned my MPhil in social science at HKUST in 2015, and my Bachelor’s degree in history at Lanzhou University in 2013.
My research interests include elite education and social mobility in imperial China, bureaucratic system, governing and career patterns of officials in the Qing dynasty, and I also focus my research method on quantitative analysis using historical materials. I did my MPhil thesis on intermarriage issues between Manchu and Han bannermen in the late Qing period using CMGPD data. As a member of the Lee-Campbell group, I am working on the Jinshenlu database project and help to manage the coding progress.
Conferences and Presentations:
Bijia CHEN, Cameron Campbell, Hao DONG, James Lee. Determinants of Interethnic Marriage in 19th Century China. Paper presented at the session “Marriage Markets and Assortative Mating“. Population Association of America, San Diego, America, April 30-May 2, 2015.
Bijia CHEN, Cameron Campbell, Hao DONG. “Determinants of Interethnic Marriage in a Northeast Chinese Community in the 19th Century” at the session “Forming and Dissolving Marriages and Households”. the Social Science History Association, Baltimore, Nov, Nov 12-15, 2015 .
CHEN Bijia. Determinants of Interethnic Marriage in Shuangcheng in 19th Century China. MPhil Thesis submitted to the Division of Social Science, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong S.A.R. August, 2015.