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Jing Hu

PhD candidate

J. Hu
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Jing Hu is a PhD student at the Institute for Area Studies. She doesn't have a desk at the university. Please send an email if you want to contact her. The mentioned telephone number is the number of the secretariat.

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Fields of interest

Digital Humanities, East Asian History, Cultural Heritages, Bibliometrics

PhD research

Supervisors: Prof. dr. Hilde De Weerdt and Prof. dr. Remco Breuker

My PhD dissertation sheds light on the social mobility of the chungin (middle people) group in Chosŏn Korea, with particular focus on official interpreters. I am delving into studies on the origin of the group, the genealogical and social networks of the chungin and the social life of the official interpreters in the late Chosŏn dynasty. My research is featured in using digital approaches such as SNA, GIS and text-mining. Digitalised sources like bangmok (榜目, Rosters of Imperial Examination) and Yŏnhaengnok (燕行錄, Chosŏn Traveuloges to Beijing) are mainly used as my primary sources. In this way, it does not only enables us to gain a complete picture of the social mobility of the middle-class people in the Chosŏn dynasty but also offers opportunities for new clues and findings in the field of East Asian studies by breaking through traditional approaches.



  • M.A. in Cultural Informatics, the Academy of Korean Studies, South Korea, 2012-2014
  • B.A. in Korean Language and Literature, Tianjin Normal University, China, 2008-2012
  • International Exchange Student: Chung-Ang University, South Korea, 2010-2011


Research Assistant: "Critical Approaches to New Asian Media Ecologies (CANAME),” funded by Asian Modernities and Traditions (AMT), Leiden University. 2017-2018
Research Fellow, Academic Publication Evaluation Center, Renmin University of China, 2014-2016

Grants and Awards

  • Small Research Grant, the LUCDH (2019)
  • Chinese Government Grant, Chinese Scholarship Council (2016-2020)
  • Korean Government Grant, the Academy of Korean Studies (2012-2014)
  • Excellence Award from CAU Model G20, Chung-Ang University (2010)
  • Top Grade Scholarship, Tianjin Normal University (2009, 2010)

Key publications:

  • Jing Hu, 数字人文在韩国史研究的应用探索——杂科中人社会网络分析为中心》(Digital Inquiry into Korean History Research: A Study on the Social Network of the Chungin Group), Collected Papers for Korean Studies, Center for Korean Studies, Fudan University, March 2019.
  • Meihong Zhang, Jing Hu,《中国韩国学研究现状及发展分析——以〈复印报刊资料〉(2011-2016转载来源刊为例》(Review on the Research Progress of Korean Studies in China: A Bibliometric Analysis of the Source Journals of Selected Materials from 2011 to 2016, Gansu Social Sciences, Gansu Academy of Social Sciences, February 2018.
  • Jing Hu,韩国学术期刊评价指标体系及其对我国人文社会科学学术期刊评价的启示》(A Study on the Indicators of Korean Academic Journal Evaluation System), 术期刊质量提升与品牌建设研究, Renmin University Press, May 2017.
  • Qian Rong, Yang Hongyan, Han Shuai, Li Xiaotong, Jing Hu,2014复印报刊资料转载学术地图研究报告》(The Academic Research Map of 2014-Based on the Data of the Source Journals of Selected Materials), China Press and Publishing Journal Newspaper, 31st March 2015.

Conference Papers:

  • Jing Hu, The Social Challenge for Pre-Modern Professionals: A Comparative Study Between the Chungin Group and British Professional Middle Class, Helsinki, Finland, January 2019.
  • Jing Hu, Shifting from the Mainland to the West: The Import of Chinese Books in late Chosŏn Korea, “Curious and Scientific Things: Seeing and Knowing the Early Modern East Asia”, Leiden, the Netherlands, October 2018.
  • Jing Hu, Development Status of Korean Studies in China: A Perspective from Peer Review(동료평가로 중국의 한국학 발전 현황 분석), the 8th World Congress of Korean Studies, Pennsylvania, USA, October 2016.
  • Meihong Zhang, Jing Hu, A Comparative Research on Academic Journals Evaluation Systems of China and Korea(韩学术期刊评级制度比较研究), the 1st International Symposium on East Asian Academic Evaluation, Beijing, China, November 2015.
  • Jing Hu, A New Approach to Overseas Korean Studies in the Digital Era: on the Korean and Chinese Heritage Ceramics Virtual Museum디지털 시대 해외 한국학 연구의 새로운 방향 - · 도자유물 가상박물관을 중심으로), the 7th World Congress of Korean Studies, Hawaii, USA, November 2014.

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Leiden Institute for Area Studies
  • SAS China
  • No relevant ancillary activities
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