From macro-general to micro-contextual: Scaling climate-conflict nexus in historical agrarian China


Grant Data
Project Title
From macro-general to micro-contextual: Scaling climate-conflict nexus in historical agrarian China
Principal Investigator
Dr Lee, Fung   (Principal investigator)
Co-Investigator(s)
Professor Zhang Dian   (Co-Investigator)
Duration
24
Start Date
2016-01-01
Completion Date
2017-12-31
Amount
343512
Conference Title
Presentation Title
Keywords
Climate change, Wars / Violent conflicts, Scale, Context, China
Discipline
Others - relating to Social and Behavioural Sciences
Panel
Humanities & Social Sciences (H)
Sponsor
RGC General Research Fund (GRF)
HKU Project Code
17610715
Grant Type
General Research Fund (GRF)
Funding Year
2015/2016
Status
On-going
Objectives
2) From "general" to "contextual" – To examine whether and how local socio-political context (i.e., various non-climatic factors pertinent to the cause and distribution of violent conflict) mediates the climate-conflict nexus in historical agrarian China. 3) From "single" to "mixed" – To apply more sophisticated statistical methods (instead of traditional statistical methods) which accommodate both the spatial dependency of observations and the non-linear relationship between climate measures and conflict, complemented with qualitative research methods to cater for those non-quantifiable socio-political dynamics.