Qing Pei

Membership:  2018

Member Bio

Qing Pei received his PhD from the University of Hong Kong. He is currently working as an assistant professor in the Department of Social Sciences, Education University of Hong Kong. He previously held fellowships at Cambridge University, UK and the Swiss National Science Foundation at the University of Zurich, Switzerland; he was also a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hong Kong. His research interests mainly encompass climate change and human society, environment-human geography, and geostatistics and its application. His research primarily covers long-term temporal scales (centennial to millennia) and large spatial scales (Europe, China, and the Northern Hemisphere). So far, his work has been supported with grants from the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong and PAGES (Past Global Changes).


  • with Harry F. Lee and David D. Zhang. “Long-Term Association between Climate Change and Agriculturalists’ Migration in Historical China.” The Holocene 28, no. 2 (2018): 208–16.
  • with David D. Zhang, Jinbao Li, and Harry F. Lee. “Proxy-Based Northern Hemisphere Temperature Reconstruction for the Mid-to-late Holocene.” Theoretical and Applied Climatology 130, no. 3–4 (2017): 1043–53.
  • with David D. Zhang, Guodong Li, Philippe Forêt, and Harry F. Lee. “Temperature and Precipitation Effects on Agrarian Economy in Late Imperial China.” Environmental Research Letters 11, no. 6 (2016): 064008.
  • with David D. Zhang, Guodong Li, Bruce Winterhalder, and Harry F. Lee. “Epidemics in Ming and Qing China: Impacts of Changes of Climate and Economic Well-Being. Social Science & Medicine 136–137 (2015): 73–80.
  • with David D. Zhang. “Long-Term Relationship between Climate Change and Nomadic Migration in Historical China.” Ecology and Society 19, no. 2 (2014): 68.
  • with David D. Zhang, Harry F. Lee, and Guodong Li. “Climate Change and Macro-Economic Cycles in Pre-Industrial Europe.” PLoS ONE 9, no. 2 (2014): e88155.