We are recruiting a part-time Research Assistant to help the China Biographical Database maintain its website newsfeed, manage project documents, and create videos for promotion. Read more about China Biographical Database
This project examines the historical origins of state capacity at the sub-national level in China. Using historical, quantitative data, investigate the impact of war, crops, and the imperial civil service exam system on contemporary China's local state capacity.
The Polinsky Language Sciences Lab is a linguistics lab that examines questions of language structure and its effect on the ways in which people use and process language in real time. Read more about Polinsky Language Sciences Lab
Description: This research project consists of prosopographical, social network, and spatial analysis. We are in interested in how Chinese social and political elites interact from the 7th through the 19th century. Students are responsible for research on items (such as historical placenames) used for coding data, some database management, research on historical bureaucratic titles. A reading knowledge of Chinese is required. Read more about China Biographical Database Project