PhD student Bijia Chen finishes PhD, begins postdoc at Renmin University Institute of Qing History

Bijia Chen successfully defended her PhD dissertation on October 25, 2019. The title of her dissertation is “Origins and Career Patterns of the Qing Government Officials (1850-1912): Evidence from the China Government Employee Dataset-Qing (CGED-Q)”. Cameron Campbell was her primary advisor, James Lee was her co-advisor, and Yongshun Cai, Lawrence Zhang and Matthew Mosca served as examiners. Bijia also earned her MPhil in Social Science at HKUST. For her PhD studies she has been supported by an HKPFS.

In December 2019, Bijia started as a postdoc at the Institute of Qing History at Renmin University.

Congratulations Bijia!

 

CGED-Q meeting at the Renmin University Institute of Qing History, October 12-13, 2019

I will be attending a meeting this weekend at the Renmin University Institute of Qing History devoted to research related to the China Government Employee Database-Qing, especially our public release of the data from 1900-1912. The meeting program is already posted at http://www.iqh.net.cn/info.asp?column_id=13261 and I am reproducing it here for anyone who might be interested:

清代《缙绅录》的文本与量化研究”工作坊议程

工作坊说明

清代《缙绅录》是载录全国范围内官员信息的特殊文献,以其连续性、全面性、时效性著称。这类文献原可作为官场指南,便于查考官员信息,至今日数据时代来临,又以其信息结构的规整与连续,具备高质量数据库建设的基础,对其进行量化分析,可望大大推进对清代官僚结构、政治运行、社会变动及相关议题的理解。

香港科技大学李中清-康文林研究团队于2014年开始《缙绅录》数据库的研制并日益成熟,中国人民大学清史研究所较早开展了对《缙绅录》的文本研究,也在进行大型数据库的建设与数字人文方法的探索。双方于2017年初开始开展合作研究,并于2018年1月13-14日在清史研究所举办了“《缙绅录》量化数据库与清史研究学术工作坊”,目前进展良好。

《缙绅录》首批数据(1900-1912)业已于2019年5月在香港科技大学(https://www.shss.ust.hk/lee-campbell-group/china-government-employee-database-qing-cged-q/)和中国人民大学清史研究所“清史数据共享平台”(http://39.96.59.69/DownloadFile/DLFile)两个平台同时发布与学界同仁共享,并于2019年7月联合华中师大历史文化学院共同举办了《中国历史官员量化数据库——清代》暑期工作坊。为推进对《缙绅录》的深入研究,中国人民大学清史研究所拟于2019年10月12-13日在北京举办“清代《缙绅录》的文本与量化研究”工作坊。

会议地点:中国人民大学西门汇贤大厦C401

10月12日

开幕式

9:00-9:20 主持人:胡 恒

中国人民大学清史研究所所长 朱 浒教授致辞

香港科技大学人文社会科学学院 康文林教授致辞

合影

会议报告

(每篇论文报告二十分钟,评议五分钟,每组综合讨论十五分钟)

第一场 主持人:康文林(香港科技大学人文社会科学学院)

9:30-9:50 阚红柳(中国人民大学清史研究所):从御览到便览:明清官场信息的公开化与缙绅录的编纂研究

评议人:田浩然

9:55 -10:15 田浩然(中国人民大学清史研究所):清代缙绅录的官刻本与坊刻本

评议人:阚红柳

茶歇:10:30-10:45

第二场 主持人:赵思渊(上海交通大学人文学院历史系)

10:45-11:05 康文林(香港科技大学人文社会科学学院):清代官员的家庭背景、科场表现与仕途之关系

评议人:林 展

11:10-11:30 陈必佳(香港科技大学人文社会科学学院):清末缙绅录中科举、捐纳与旗人官员的仕途浅析(1850-1912)

评议人:李 林

第三场 主持人:孙喆(中国人民大学清史研究所)

14:00-14:20 任玉雪(上海交通大学人文学院历史系):清代额外司员群体分析

评议人:康文林

14:25-14:45 王 雁(山西长治学院):晚清中下层京官数量、任期及任职年龄考

评议人:李 婕

14:50-15:10郑 旦(中国人民大学清史研究所):太平天国占领区清朝设官问题初探——以江宁府为中心

评议人:薛 勤

15:15-15:35杜佩红(北京师范大学历史学院):“革命”是否“革官”:光复前后的政局变动与县官人事

评议人:王 雁

第四场 主持人:任玉雪(上海交通大学人文学院历史系)

16:10-16:30李婕、牛亚华(中国科学院文献情报中心):清光绪朝太医来源、学历、职业晋升的量化考察

评议人:杜佩红

16:35-16:55 李 林(华东师范大学教育学院):清代武生之考选、管课及其出路

评议人:任玉雪

17:00-17:20 胡 恒(中国人民大学清史研究所):清代知府选任诸问题探研——基于《缙绅录》数据

评议人:张晓鸣

10月13日上午9:30开始

第五场 主持人:刘文鹏(中国人民大学清史研究所)

9:30-9:50 张晓鸣(香港大学经济与工商管理学院):政之道,务在得人:清代吏治研究

评议人:郭文忠

9:55-10:15 薛 勤(华中师范大学历史文化学院):浅析晚清吏部官员的流动

评议人: 郑 旦

10:20-10:40 戴龙辉(云南大学历史与档案学院):清代南部边疆治理的发展与烟瘴缺的时空演进

评议人: 胡 恒

10:45-11:05胡 迪、钟怡然(南京师范大学地理科学学院):基于缙绅录的官员任职时空轨迹构建及其相似度计算

评议人:萧凌波

10月13日下午

第六场 主持人:张晓鸣(香港大学经济与工商管理学院)

14:00-14:20 萧凌波(中国人民大学清史研究所):基于地方志的1736-1911年华北秋粮丰歉指数序列重建及其与气候变化的关系

评议人: 胡 迪

14:25-14:45 林 展(中国人民大学清史研究所):国本:历史中国继承制度的量化分析

评议人: 陈必佳

14:50-15:10 郭文忠(新疆大学西北少数民族研究中心):清代新疆流人研究中废员、遣犯量化统计初探

评议人: 戴龙辉

15:30-16:30圆桌讨论:量化数据库与数字人文研究的前景

主持人:胡恒

引言人:康文林、任玉雪、赵思渊、张晓鸣、李林、胡迪、杜宣莹、林展等

CGED-Q 1900-1912 Jinshenlu public release workshop held at Central China Normal University

Participants at the July 2019 workshop at Central China Normal University to introduce the CGED-Q Jinshenlu Public Release

We held a workshop on July 20-22 at Central China Normal University to introduce the China Government Employee Database-Qing (CGED-Q) Jinshenlu 1900-1912 public release. The workshop was co-organized by the Renmin University Institute of Qing History, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Division of Social Science, and Central China Normal University, and the local organizer was the Central China Normal University School of History and Culture. Faculty and students from HKUST, Renmin University, Central China Normal University and other institutions made presentations introducing the public release and other major databases, providing examples of applications, and explaining how to load the data into major statistical packages. The participants included 34 postgraduate students from a variety of institutions in the mainland and elsewhere, a number of guests from Central China Normal University and other institutions in Wuhan. The program is below.

时间 内容 主讲人
7月19日 14:00-18:30 报到
7月20日 9:00 开幕式
9:30 合影
9:45  《中国历史官员量化数据库――清代》(以下简称CGED-Q)项目的历史、现状和未来 康文林,任玉雪
10:15 介绍人民大学清史研究所数字清史实验室(清史数据共享平台) 胡恒
10:45 休息15分钟
11:00 华中师大的大数据历史研究的源起 马敏、付海晏
11:30 李中清—康文林团队其他相关科研项目介绍 李中清、任韵竹
12:30 午餐
14:00 CGED-Q项目介绍第一节

源起及数据库内容

陈必佳、康文林、任玉雪
15:00 CGED-Q项目介绍第二节

数据库的优势与不足

陈必佳、康文林、任玉雪
休息15分钟
16:15 清代《缙绅录》的内容来源与出版过程 阚红柳
16:45 讨论  
17:15 结束
7月21日 8:45 如何应用STATA对CGED-Q进行量化分析 陈必佳
9:45 应用Python分析CGED-Q中文官仕途的可能性和文官群体仕途的共性 王彦邦、陈煦萌
10:45 休息15分钟
11:00 应用RGIS分析CGED-Q中以县级行政区划为单位的文官系统规律及变化 张梦迪
12:00 指导使用R, STATA和Python分析数据和相关问题答疑  
12:30 午餐
以CGED-Q为核心的相关研究
14:00 CGED-Q的记录连接和其他相关议题:
以家庭背景和文官仕途之关系为例
康文林
15:00 文官系统中有科名的官员及旗人官员 陈必佳
  休息15分钟  
15:45 清朝的回避制度 任玉雪
16:15 冲繁疲难和地方官员的任职 胡恒
16:45 讨论  
17:30 结束
7月22日 9:00

 

练习:
学员将被分成小组,运用R, Python或STATA进行简单的分析
陈必佳、康文林、张梦迪、陈煦萌、王彦邦
10:00 休息15分钟
10:15 分享和讨论
学员陈述并讨论数据分析的初步结果及展开其他问题研究的想法
 
12:15 闭幕式
12:30 结束

Presenters

马  敏      华中师范大学

彭南生      华中师范大学

李中清      香港科技大学

康文林      香港科技大学

付海晏      华中师范大学

胡  恒      中国人民大学清史研究所

阚红柳      中国人民大学清史研究所

胡  迪      南京师范大学

任玉雪      上海交通大学

陈必佳      香港科技大学

任韵竹      香港科技大学

陈煦萌      香港科技大学

张梦迪      香港科技大学

王彦邦      香港科技大学

吴艺贝      上海交通大学

杨  莉      上海交通大学

Updated version of CGED-Q 1900-1912 Jinshenlu Public Release available for download

We prepared a new version of the CGED-Q 1900-1912 Jinshenlu Public Release that removes leading and trailing blank spaces from all fields. The blank spaces were introduced during the data entry process and are unnecessary. Users previously had to remove them with the trim command in STATA or the equivalent in R or whatever other package they were using.

We have also prepared a version of the release where all the column headings/variables names are in pinyin rather than Chinese characters. We learned that R and possibly some other packages have trouble with Unicode variable names.

The files are available at the usual download sites.

HKUST: https://dataspace.ust.hk/bib/E9GKRS

Renmin University: http://39.96.59.69/DownloadFile/DLFile

Emma Zang wins American Sociological Association Section on Asia/Asian-America “Best Graduate Student Paper” award

Emma Zang, HKUST Social Science MPhil and Duke PhD graduate, was awarded “Best Graduate Student Paper” by the American Sociological Association Section on Asia/Asian-America for our Demography paper “Males’ Later-Life Mortality Consequences of Co-residence With Paternal Grandparents: Evidence From Northeast China, 1789-1909” which she lead-authored. We began the paper while an MPhil student at HKUST. The paper used the CMGPD to study how co-residence with paternal grandparents in childhood affected mortality in later life.  The award will be presented in August 2019 at the business meeting of the Asia/Asian-America  section at the American Sociological Association.

Emma will also be taking a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Yale in July 2019.

Congratulations to Emma!

Zang, Emma., Cameron Campbell 2018. Males’ Later-Life Mortality Consequences of Coresidence With Paternal Grandparents: Evidence From Northeast China, 1789-1909. Demography. 55(2):435-57. PDF.

China Government Employee Database – Qing (CGED-Q) 1900-1912 Jinshenlu records available for download

We have made available a ‘beta’ version of the China Government Employee Database – Qing (CGED-Q) 1900-1912 Jinshenlu public release that includes data and documentation. The release consists of 638,152 records of 50,049 officials (based on our linkage) recorded in 43 quarterly editions. For more details, including links for downloading the data, please visit our CGED-Q Project Page.

The final, formal release will be in October. Until then, we will be updating data and documentation as problems are identified.

China Government Employee Database-Qing (CGED-Q) 2019 Summer Workshop

The Lee-Campbell group at HKUST in cooperation with the Institute of Qing History at Renmin University and the Institute of History and Culture at Central China Normal University is organizing a workshop to introduce the first public release from our China Government Employee Database-Qing (CGED-Q) database.

Civil officials according to whether they are Qiren or civilian, and serving in the capital or outside the capital, between 1900 and 1912. Constructed with the CGED-Q.

The initial release will consist of roughly 600,000 records of 60,000 civil officials who were recorded in the quarterly editions of the jinshenlu (缙绅录) between 1900-1912. Along with accompanying documentation, it will be available for download in May 2019 at sites at Renmin University and HKUST. In the coming years, the Lee-Campbell group plans to release all of the data, which at present consists of approximately 3.2 million records.

For additional information about the workshop, please see the announcement at the Renmin University Institute for Qing History website.

For an introduction to the CGED-Q, please see this project page at the Lee-Campbell Group website.

Construction and public release of the CGED-Q database has been supported by RGC GRF 16601718 and 16400114.

 

Paper on Banner officials in the Qing civil service 1900-1912 published in 清史研究

Our student Bijia Chen’s lead-authored paper on Banner officials in the Qing civil service between 1900 and 1912 recently appeared in 清史研究 (Studies in Qing History). The paper is titled 清末新政前后旗人与宗室官员的官职变化初探——以《缙绅录》数据库为材料的分析 (The Transition of Banner and Imperial Lineage Officials During the Late Qing Reform Period: Evidence from the Qing Jinshenlu Database) and examines how officials who were Bannermen were affected by the reforms and other changes in the New Government period (新政时期). The paper is available for download here:

http://qsyj.iqh.net.cn/CN/abstract/abstract2384.shtml

The paper makes use of the China Government Employee Database-Qing (CGED-Q) which we are constructing from the 缙绅录 and related materials. More detail about this project is available here.

 

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” that I co-authored with Lee-Campbell group PhD student Bijia Chen (lead) and Lee-Campbell group PhD graduate Dong Hao (now an Assistant Professor at Peking University) 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:

https://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/vol38/34/default.htm

The complete list of papers selected as Editor’s Choice:

https://www.demographic-research.org/volumes/editors_choice.htm