The Quantitative Economic History of China


For a long time now, there has been a real lack of quantitative information on the economy of China. Recently, some volumes have appeared dealing with, for example, price series as well as with some other isolated topics, but as yet a systematic overview of long-run quantitative data is still lacking. This becomes especially problematical since economic and social history is increasing relying on quantitative methods.
Therefore, in a combined effort of several Western and Chinese scholars and research institutions, this book series collects data for the compilation of a Chinese historical statistics from 960 onwards. The main objective is to fill in the gap in the quantification of the economy of China and to analyze its long-term evolution in this period. This will be done by individual scholars focusing on individual sectors of the Chinese economy.

General Editors: Bas van Leeuwen; Yi Xu, and Robin Philips.

Authors are cordially invited to submit proposals and/or full manuscripts to either the series editors or the publisher at BRILL, Wendel Scholma.

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This is a subseries of Global Economic History Series.
Series Editors
Bas van Leeuwen, Utrecht University / International Institute of Social History
Yi Xu, Guangxi Normal University / Utrecht University
Robin Philips, Utrecht University / International Institute of Social History
Meimei Wang, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

Editorial Board
Bas van Bavel, Utrecht University
Bozhong Li, Tsinghua University
Debin Ma, Hitotsubashi University
Denggao Long, Tsinghua University, China
Jan Luiten van Zanden, Utrecht University
Jaime Reis, University of Lisbon
James Lee, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Stephan Broadberry, University of Oxford
Zhihong Shi, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Zhengping Cheng, Tsinghua University