We are pleased to report that the China Government Employee-Qing (CGED-Q) Jinshenlu (JSL) dataset was one of four to receive the Best Project Award (最佳项目奖 ) at the China Digital Humanities 2022 Annual Meeting held at Renmin University on November 26 and 27.
For more information about the award, please see the final report of the CDH 2022 meeting.
For more information about the CGED-Q JSL, please see the project page at the Lee-Campbell Group Website.
Last month the Hong Kong Research Grants Council released the results of the 2020 Research Assessment Exercise assessing 16000 research outputs, 340 research impact case studies, and 190 research environment overview statements submitted by the eight Hong Kong University Grants Committee universities covering all research outputs in Hong Kong completed during the period from October 2013 to September 2019.
Only 26 of the 340 research impact case studies, including 4 of the 35 case studies submitted by HKUST, were considered to be 4 star, that is ‘world-leading in terms of originality, significance and rigour.’ We are pleased to announce that one of these four world leading projects was the collective research on Social Origins of Students at Elite Universities in China by the Lee-Campbell Research Group.
The UGC has just published on-line all the research impact case studies.
For the complete impact case study on Social Origins of Students at Elite Universities in China, please see
The impact was based on the book 无声的革命, published in 2013, and an article with a similar title published in 中国社会科学 in 2012, which examined the social origins of students at Peking University and Suzhou University 1949-2002:
Cameron Campbell’s 2020 paper in 社会科学辑刊 on the careers of exam degree holders at the end of the Qing was mentioned in a year-end report on the development of the discipline of history in 2020 (2020年历史学研究发展报告) published at China Social Science News (中国社会科学网), which is the official media platform of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (中国社会科学院). It was one of six papers listed in the section on Modern Chinese History and National History (中国近代史, 国史研究) subsection on National Governance (聚焦国家治理).
As part of their 2020 biennial competition, the Jiangsu academe awarded Chen Liang, Bamboo Yunzhu Ren, Yuqian Wang, James Z. Lee, 2017, <民国上海大学生社会来源量化研究，1913-1949>, 《历史研究》(Historical Research) 第三期 (May): 76-92, a second prize (二等奖) for Outstanding Achievement in Philosophy and Social Science. This is the third publication by the Lee-Campbell Group to receive such recognition from the Jiangsu academe. For full text please follow this link.
At the 2020 Chinese Digital Humanities Annual Meeting (中国数字人文年会), the China Multi Generational Panel Dataset 中国多世代人口数据库 CMGPD was awarded the inaugural “最佳题材奖” Prize. This is the 14th prize or similar recognition awarded to Lee-Campbell group research projects and our first for something other than a book or article. See Publications and Prizes for a complete list.
HKPFS PhD student Bijia Chen won the Research Postgraduate Student “Best Research Award” from the HKUST School of Humanities and Social Science. This award is given annually to a MPhil or PhD student on their basis of their research accomplishments. Bijia had two lead-authored papers in 2018, one on ethnic intermarriage in northeast China in the 19th century published in Demographic Research that won an Editor’s Choice award, and another in 清史研究 on Bannermen in the civil service at the end of the Qing. Congratulations to Bijia!
The Jiangsu Academy of Social Science awarded 梁 晨 (Chen LIANG), 董浩(Hao DONG), 任韵竹 (Bamboo Y. REN), 李中清 (James Z. Lee).《江山代有才人出，各领风骚数十年：中国精英教育四段论，1865-2014》. 《社会学研究》第三期(May/June): 48-70, a 2017 third prize (三等奖) for Outstanding Achievement in Philosophy and Social Science. This is the second such recognition in the last five years by the Jiangsu Academy of Lee Campbell Research Group scholarship and our tenth best book, best article, or choice award from a scholarly organization.
Liang Chen was named a 2019 青年拔尖人才 Outstanding Young Talent.Outstanding Young Talents are Chinese scholars under the age of 40 from the natural and applied sciences, humanities, social sciences, and creative arts whose academic achievements already demonstrate outstanding creativity and social impact.
The Young Talents program was established in 2012. Approximately 200 Young Talents are named each year according to a rigorous nomination and selection process similar to those for Young Thousand Talents 青年千人 and Young Changjiang Scholars 青年长江 .
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