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Xingchen Lin visits the Radboud Group

ChiaChi, Xingchen, Lin is an Associate Professor in the Department of History, TamKang University, Taiwan, and one of the co-authors of my articles for my PhD. During her visit we could discuss our ongoing research together with Jan Kok and Theo Engelen.

Last day in Taiwan

Today was the last day in Taiwan, after a very useful stay to analyze new data from my PhD project on the impact of sibling size and compostion on child mortality during the colonial period in Taiwan. I used it to read some books and reflect on my findings from the mountains with a nice …

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Special section in The History of the Family on Siblings and Life Transitions published

Yesterday the special section ‘Siblings and Life Transitions‘ of which I (together with Theo Engelen) was a guest editor for The History of the Family was published. This also includes the introduction I wrote about future of studying sibling effects. T. Riswick & T. Engelen, ‘Siblings and Life Transitions: Investigating the Resource Dilution Hypothesis across Historical Contexts and Outcomes‘. The History of …

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Lectures at TamKang University

Yesterday I had the pleasure to give some lectures on child mortality in the Netherlands and Taiwan (1860-1940) for students who took courses at the Department of History, TamKang University.

Presentation at Program for Historical Demography

On Friday 30 November I talked about my PhD-project and the future goal of organizing a seminar to discuss the future of comparative historical population studies at the Program for Historical Demography, Academia Sinica. The title was ‘Comparing Populations and Societies: A reflection on the series ‘Life at the Extremes: the demography of Europe and …

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Visiting scholar Program for Historical Demography, Academia Sinica

From today until 19 December I will be a visiting scholar at the Program for Historical Demography. During this period I will present the latest results of my PhD-project and continue my research on the impact of sibship size and composition on infant and child mortality in Taiwan, 1906-1945. 

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