Dr. Qing Pei works as an Associate Professor at the Department of Social Sciences, Education University of Hong Kong. Before joining the department in 2016, he used to work in the University of Cambridge, UK, the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and the University of Hong Kong. As a historical geographer, Dr. Pei’s research interests span across physical and human geography, with specific focus on social responses to climate change in human history, methodology development in environmental history and humanities, and environmental change and world history. So far, he has published more than 40 papers in SCI/SSCI-indexed journals, including Nature, PNAS, Annals of the American Association of Geographers, Global Ecology and Biogeography, and Environmental Research Letters. In recent years, he won different prizes and honors, such as Carson Fellowship from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Higher Education Outstanding Scientific Research Output Awards (Nature Science Award) from the Ministry of Education, China, and Li Ka Shing Prize. He is currently leading a research project entitled “Climate Reconstruction and Impacts from the Archives of Societies” under the PAGES (Past Global Changes).