上古中国帝国形成期的人口迁徙研究(英语主讲)


摘要: 

In ancient China as elsewhere, states did not simply occupy a given territory but actively engaged in the production of spaces by transforming landscapes, moving populations, and enacting territorial hierarchies. In the case of the early Chinese empires of Qin (221–207 BCE) and Han (202 BCE–220 CE), state-incentivized migration and settlement were the key instruments of military control, administrative incorporation, economic intensification, fiscal expansion, and other processes that instructed spatial distribution of the state power.


This talk utilizes transmitted texts, excavated documents, and archaeological evidence to explore the economic conditions and effects of migration and settlement in the early Chinese empires. While recognizing fundamental technological limitations on the organized relocation of large groups of people under premodern conditions, I argue that imperial human geographies were instructed by the natural and man-made environments in which they developed, thus depending heavily on the effects of state-sponsored migrations upon the broader flows of people, goods, and information.

 

主讲人简介:

马硕博士Dr. Maxim Korolkov,海德堡大学汉学系助理教授,主要研究领域为中国早期经济史,中国古代和中世纪早期的帝国建设、出土文献等。


本次讲座为「古代新研」网上讲座系列(2021/10-2022/6)第九场。「古代新研」网上讲座系列由香港浸会大学饶宗颐国学院,俄罗斯科学院东方研究所,北京师范大学-香港浸会大学联合国际学院,北京师范大学历史文化研究中心联合举办。