Professor Deng research interests and writing includes the rise of the literati in the economic life of pre-modern China; the maritime economic history of pre-modern China; the economic role of the Chinese peasantry.
Other key topics in his work are the developmental deadlock of the Chinese premodern economy; long-term demography of premodern China; early modern railway development in China; Chinese fiscal state and its impact on the economy
EH327 China's Traditional Economy and its Growth in the Very Long-Term
EH446 Economic Development of East and Southeast Asia
EH486 Shipping and Sea Power in Asian Waters, c 1600-1860 (n/a 2016/17)
For a complete list of publications view Professor Deng's CV [PDF]