BLC Webinar: Understanding China Data & Business Research

Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

This webinar will provide an overview of selected official statistical information collected in the People’s Republic of China, with a particular focus on economic and financial data on Mainland China. It will explore options beyond the official statistics and ‘known data’ and discuss what needs to be considered when ‘thinking’ about data used for economic and financial research.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify China's information custodians.
  • Identify and use suitable tools to find and access different information sources related to China.

Edward Lim is the Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian at the University of Connecticut. He joined in March 2020 just as COVID-19 unfolded, so he has been working remotely from Singapore. Edward has been a business librarian since 2011. Previously he worked at New York University Shanghai in China as the Reference and Research Services Librarian for Business. His time at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore allowed him to experience stints in library user experience, marketing & outreach, and access services. Follow @BarbarianEd on Twitter and ask him anything.


Jiebei Luo is a Data Services Librarian at Boston College’s O’Neill Library, where she provides services and support related to research data acquisition, management, curation and visualization. She offers a variety of data instruction workshops and research consultation sessions for faculty and students. She is currently also serving as the interim liaison librarian for economics and business data. (Her research interests center on data literacy instruction, evidence-based statistical analysis, data visualization, scholarly communication, and library assessment.)