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Asia Economic History Seminar 2023-24

Seminar organiser: Dr Safya Morshed 

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Time: 12-1pm, unless otherwise stated

Location: CKK.2.18 (Cheng Kin Ku Building - formerly New Academic Building)


Spring Term 2024

21 May 2024-Online Only, 12-1pm

  • Dr. Ziang Liu (University of Hong Kong)
  • Secular decline in modern China? Wage evidence from hydraulic construction and rural casual work in Suzhou and Shanghai 

Winter Term 2024

30 January 2024- Online Only, 3-4pm

  • Poornima Paidipaty (KCL)
  • Number in the Postcolonial Imagination: Statistics and Indian State Planning in the 1950s

27 February 2024

  • Jordi Caum Julio (Manchester University)
  • Tenancy Acts and Land Prices in Colonial India

26 March 2024

  • Pim De Zwart (Wageningen University)
  • Brain Gain: Chinese Migration and Wages in Late Colonial Indonesia

Autumn Term 2023

3 October 2023

  • Jose Corpuz (Warwick)
  • Sugar exports, population, and human capital in the nineteenth-century Philippines

14 November 2023

  • Alejandra Irigoin (LSE)
  • China Inside Out: Explaining Silver Flows in the Triangular Trade, c.1820s-1870s (hybrid)