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Quantification matters for historical study

By Chen Yejun | 2014-09-16 | Hits:
(Chinese Social Sciences Today)
Quantitative methods are increasingly important to historical study, noted Li Bozhong, chair of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, in an address before the Second International Symposium on Quantitative Historical Research. The introduction of quantitative research into historical study is of revolutionary significance, Li said. Appropriately applied, research with this method has the potential to reveal more facts in history that are hard to uncover by other means.
The Chinese version appeared in Chinese Social Sciences Today, No.619, July 11, 2014
Edited and translated by Bai Le