The occupational structure of China 1736-1898 and the great divergence

Conférence de Cheng Yang de l'Université de Cambridge

Cheng Yang, PhD Candidate in History, Cambridge Group for the History of Population and Social Structure, donnera une conférence Vendredi 12 octobre 2018, de 10h à 13h, à l'EHESS, 54 boulevard Raspail.


"The occupational structure of China 1736-1898 and the great divergence"


La conférence est organisée par Michela Bussotti (EFEO) et Xavier Paulès (EHESS). 


(Conférence en anglais)

Historians have long debated the great divergence and recent scholarship has been dominated by quantitative approaches. But datasets are often constructed by pooling evidence from disparate sources and the existing quantitative studies are marred by dependence on small samples of unrepresentative data.  Focusing on measuring occupational structure on the basis of an underused but abundant source (the Xingke Tiben, a collection of trial papers for all homicides in 1736-1898), this presentation aims to provide rich, new evidence about the great divergence and the nature of economic development of China at that time. 


Invitation du Centre d'études sur la Chine moderne et contemporaine (CECMC) et de l’Ecole française d’Extrême-Orient (EFEO).


Asie, Chine

Informations pratiques

  • Friday 12 October 2018 - 10:00 to 13:00
  • EHESS (salle A07_37) - 54 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris
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