《江山代有才人出,各领风骚数十年:中国精英教育四段论,1865-2014》wins a prize

The Jiangsu Academy of Social Science awarded 梁 晨 (Chen LIANG), 董浩(Hao DONG), 任韵竹 (Bamboo Y. REN), 李中清 (James Z. Lee).《江山代有才人出,各领风骚数十年:中国精英教育四段论,1865-2014》. 《社会学研究》第三期(May/June): 48-70, a 2017 third prize (三等奖) for Outstanding Achievement in Philosophy and Social Science. This is the second such recognition in the last five years by the Jiangsu Academy of Lee Campbell Research Group scholarship and our tenth best book, best article, or choice award from a scholarly organization.

Shuang Chen’s book, State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China named a 2017 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title

We are pleased to report that Shuang Chen’s book State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China was named a 2017 CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title. According to the Association of College and Research Libraries which includes 2400 universities and research institutions, publishes Choice, and makes the awards:

Every year in the January issue, in print and online, Choice publishes a list of Outstanding Academic Titles that were reviewed during the previous calendar year. This prestigious list reflects the best in scholarly titles reviewed by Choice and brings with it the extraordinary recognition of the academic library community.

The list is quite selective: it contains approximately ten percent of some 6,000 works reviewed in Choice each year. Choice editors base their selections on the reviewer’s evaluation of the work, the editor’s knowledge of the field, and the reviewer’s record. The list was known as Outstanding Academic Books until 2000. The new name reflects an increase in reviews of electronic products and Internet sites.

In awarding Outstanding Academic Titles, the editors apply several criteria to reviewed titles:

  • overall excellence in presentation and scholarship
  • importance relative to other literature in the field
  • distinction as a first treatment of a given subject in book or electronic form
  • originality or uniqueness of treatment
  • value to undergraduate students
  • importance in building undergraduate library collections.

University of Washington Press Publishes Paperback Edition of Li Ji’s “God’s Little Daughters: Catholic Women in Nineteenth-Century Manchuria”

Li Ji’s book God’s Little Daughter’s has now been published in paperback by University of Washington Press. Congratulations Li Ji! For more information about the book, please see its page at the University of Washington Press website.

Here is a picture of the paperback on display at the publisher’s stand at the 2017 Association for Asian Studies in Toronto:

Stanford University Press Publishes Shuang Chen’s New Book “State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China”

Shuang Chen’s book State-Sponsored Inequality: The Banner System and Social Stratification in Northeast China, published by Stanford University Press, was on display for the first time at the publisher’s stand at the 2017 Association for Asian Studies meeting in Toronto. To learn more about the book, please see the publisher’s website.

Here is a picture of the book at the stand:

 

Lee-Campbell Group Celebrates Professor SUN Huicheng’s Retirement and Contributions

On January 10, the Lee Campbell Group gathered for a celebratory lunch to congratulate Professor Sun Huicheng on her retirement and thank her for her many contributions to Group research.

The lunch was held at 南来顺饭庄(南菜园店) in Beijing.  Attendees from left to right starting with the upper row include Chen Weiran, Li Xiulan, Yunzhu Ren, Xiangning Li, Jiyang, Zhao Mi, Ge Xiaodong, Cameron Campbell, Xiao Xing,  James Z. Lee, and Sun Huicheng.  Matthew Noellert was also present but had to leave early to return to the USA.

Previously on the faculty of 中国海洋大学 China’s Ocean University in Qingdao, Professor Sun joined the Lee-Campbell Group in December 1999. Over the next seventeen years she made continuous important research contributions working with an enthusiasm and energy level that inspired and touched us all.

We would like to express our appreciation here for everything that Professor Sun has done for us.

Lee-Campbell Research Group and Institute of Qing History Sign MOU

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On 6 January 2017, a delegation from the Institute of Qing History at Renmin University visited the HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science and signed a MOU to cooperate in post graduate student training as well as the organization of a series of scholarly meetings associated with periodic public data releases from the CGED-Q including the production and distribution of related scholarly materials such as a series of accompanying User Guides.

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Renmin delegates included Zhu Hu 朱浒, Director of the Institute of Qing History, Hu Heng 胡恒, Vice Director of the Institute of Qing History, Liu Wenpeng 刘文鹏, Vice Director of the Institute of Qing History, and Hu Xiangyu 胡祥雨, Associate Professor at the Institute of Qing History.  HKUST counterparts included James Z. Lee, Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Science, Cameron Campbell, SHSS Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Study, Lawrence Zhang, Assistant Professor of History, Bijia Chen, PhD candidate in social science and HKPFS recipient, and Lian Bai, the Head of the HKUST SHSS International and Mainland Program Office.