Lee-Campbell group at the Social Science History Association meetings in Phoenix, November 8-11, 2018

Nine members of the Lee-Campbell group will be presenting a total of 10 papers in 9 different sessions at the Social Science History Association meetings in Phoenix, November 8-11, 2018. There will be papers from all of our projects, including Qing civil service careers, Republican higher education and employment, family and social change in mid-20th century China, and historical demography. Three members will be chairing or serving as discussant at sessions.

Thursday, November 08: 02:45 PM-04:45 PM

Session: Educational and Career Trajectories in Comparative Context
Primary Network: Education

Bamboo Ren, Chen Liang, James Lee. Female Tertiary Education in China and Women’s Entry in the Public Sphere 1905-1952.

Session: Inequalities
Primary Network: Economics

Shuang Chen. Institutional and socio-economic determinants of wealth accumulation and dissipation: A case in Northeast China, 1866-1912

Thursday, November 08: 05:00 PM-07:00 PM

Session: Family and Class under State Control: Taxation, Financialization, and Inequality
Primary Network: States and Society

Xiangning Li, Matt Noellert, Cameron Campbell, James Lee. Inequality, Political Mobilization, and Class Re-categorization in the Socialist Education Movement in North China, 1963 -1966 .

Session: Religious Boundaries, Diversity, and Change
Primary Network: Religion
Other Networks: Urban

Ji Li. Catholic Communities and Local Governance in Northeast China before 1949

Friday, November 09: 08:00 AM-10:00 AM

Session: The Making of the Chinese Society
Primary Network: Macro-Historical Dynamics
Other Networks: States and Society

James Lee, Chen Liang, Bamboo Ren. Social and Geographical Origins of University Students in China, 1905-1952.

Friday, November 09: 10:15 AM-12:15 PM

Session: Kinship Beyond the Household: Methodology
Primary Network: Family/Demography

Hao Dong. The Endogenous Shaping of Family Trees by Ancestral Traits: An Empirical Note to Multigenerational Research Methodology.

Saturday, November 10: 08:00 AM-10:00 AM

Session: Administrative and political careers
Primary Network: Economics
Other Networks: Macro-Historical Dynamics, Politic

Bijia Chen, Cameron Campbell, James Lee. Structural Inequality in the Civil Service in Late Imperial China.

Cameron Campbell, Bijia Chen, Heng Hu, James Lee. Careers of Local Officials in the Qing Civil Service.

Saturday, November 10: 10:15 AM-12:15 PM

Session: Kinship Beyond the Household: Spatial mobility and coresidence Primary Network: Family/Demography
Other Networks: Historical Geography and GIS

Matt Noellert, Xianging Li, Cameron Campbell, James Lee. Beyond the Household, the Village, and the Countryside: Kin Networks and Spatial Mobility in Revolutionary China, 1945-1965.

Saturday, November 10: 10:15 AM-12:15 PM

Session: Kinship Beyond the Household: Spatial mobility and coresidence Primary Network: Family/Demography
Other Networks: Historical Geography and GIS

Dong Hao is chair and discussant

Saturday, November 10: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM

Session: Kinship, gender and reproduction (Paper session — Complete)
Primary Network: Family/Demography

Cameron Campbell is chair and discussant.

Saturday, November 10: 03:15 PM-05:15 PM

Session: Kinship Beyond the Household: Adoption and in-law relations
Primary Network: Family/Demography

Satomi Kurosu, Hao Dong. Adoption as a Family Continuity Strategy in Early Modern Japan.

Shuang Chen is the discussant

Paper on interethnic marriage during the Qing designated “Editor’s Choice” by the journal Demographic Research

The paper “Interethnic marriage in Northeast China, 1866-1913” co-authored by current Lee-Campbell group PhD student Bijia Chen, Lee-Campbell group PhD graduate Dong Hao (now an Assistant Professor at Peking University) and Cameron Campbell that was published this year in Demographic Research has been named Editor’s Choice by the journal’s editorial board as one of the best papers published in volume 38. The paper examines patterns of intermarriage between Han and Manchu in a frontier population in northeast China from the mid-19th century to the beginning of the 20th century. It finds that intermarriage between the two groups was not uncommon and also increased over time. The chances of intermarriage depended on village and family context as well as individual socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. The article is available Open Access here:


The complete list of Editor’s Choice papers is available here: