Peter Bol: Geography, Networks, and Prosopography in China’s History


Peter Bol, professor of East Asian Languages and Civilization and vice provost for Advances in Learning at Harvard University, will present a talk titled, “Geography, Networks, and Prosopography in China’s History.”

The China Historical GIS (covering 221 BCE–1911 CE) and the China Biographical Database (three hundred thousand figures mainly from the seventh to the early twentieth century) provide data for new approaches to China’s history. Yet the methodologies for compiling, organizing, and analyzing this data requires historians to make conceptual leaps from the time-worn and familiar to the profoundly different.

The talk will take place on November 6 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Jones Room of the Robert W. Woodruff Library on the third floor.

RSVP to IQTM [at] emory [dot] edu by October 31.
Lunch will be provided.
Co-hosted by ECDS, the East Asian Studies Program, and the Department of History