Deng, Kent


Dr Kent Deng  

Department

Position held

Department of Economic History

Associate Professor (Reader) in Economic History

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

Royal Historical Society (FRHistS)

Fellow

Experience keywords:

China: peasantry; pre-modern and early modern China; literati; state; maritime economic history; western influence; merchants

Research summary > [Click to expand]

Dr Deng's research fields cover: pre-modern Chinese economic history, early modern (1840-1911) Chinese economic history, Chinese reforms (1912 - 2000), Asian maritime history, and global history.

Countries and regions to which research relates:

East Asia; Southeast Asia; China; 'The Asian Mediterranean'

Languages:

Chinese (Mandarin) [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6163

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Deng, Kent (2014) A survey of recent research in Chinese economic history Journal of Economic Surveys, 28 (4). 600-616. ISSN 1467-6419

Deng, Kent and O'Brien, Patrick (2014) Clarifying data for reciprocal comparisons of nutritional standards of living in England and the Yangtze Delta (Jiangnan), c.1644 – c.1840 Economic History Working Paper Series, 207/2014. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2013

Deng, Kent (2013) Demystifying growth and development in North Song China, 960–1127 Working paper , 178. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2012

Deng, Kent (2012) The continuation and efficiency of the Chinese fiscal state, 700 bc – ad 1911 In: Yun-Casalilla , Bartolomé and O'Brien, Patrick and Comín Comín , Francisco, (eds.) The Rise of Fiscal States: a Global History, 1500–1914. Cambridge University Press , Cambridge, UK, 335-352. ISBN 9781107013513

Ferdinand, Peter and Deng, Kent (2012) Book Review: governance in pacific Asia: political economy and development from Japan to Burma LSE Review of Books (1 Feb 2012) Blog entry

Deng, Kent (2012) Book review: Eurofetish: the West and the rest in world politics LSE Review of Books (8 Aug 2012) Blog entry

Deng, Kent (2012) Book review: why China needs the outside world more than the world needs China LSE Review of Books (2 Jul 2012) Blog entry

2011

Deng, Kent (2011) Why shipping “declined” in China from the middle ages to the nineteenth century In: Unger, Richard W., (ed.) Shipping and Economic Growth 1350-1850. Global Economic History Series (7). Brill, Leiden, Netherlands. ISBN 9789004194397

Deng, Kent (2011) China's political economy in modern times: changes and economic consequences, 1800-2000 Routledge studies in the modern history of Asia. Routledge, Abingdon, UK. ISBN 9780415674058

2009

Deng, Kent and Liu, Jerry (2009) Editorial introduction In: Deng, Kent and Liu, Jerry and Inkster, Ian, (eds.) Technology in China. History of technology (29). Continuum. ISBN 9781441136114

Deng, Kent (2009) Evoluzione sociale di Taiwan e Hong Kong in epoca contemporanea In: Scarpari, Maurizio, (ed.) Verso la Modernità. La Cina (3). Giulio Einaudi editore, Turin. ISBN 9788806185138

Deng, Kent (2009) Movers and shakers of knowledge in China during the Ming-Qing period In: Inkster, Ian, (ed.) Technology in China. History of technology (29). Continuum, London, UK, 57-80. ISBN 9781441177087

Deng, Kent and Liu, Jerry and Inkster, Ian, eds (2009) Technology in China History of technology (29). Continuum. ISBN 9781441136114

2008

Deng, Kent (2008) Decline of China's sea power In: Wade, Geoffrey, (ed.) China and Southeast Asia. Routledge library on Southeast Asia, 4. Routledge, London, UK, 1-21. ISBN 9780415367523

Deng, Kent (2008) Miracle or mirage? Foreign silver, China’s economy and globalisation of the sixteen to nineteenth centuries Pacific Economic Review, 13 (3). 320-357. ISSN 1468-0106

2007

Deng, Kent (2007) Zheng He (1371 - 1433) In: Hattendorf, John B., (ed.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 467-468. ISBN 9780195130751

Deng, Kent (2007) China: voyages of exploration In: Hattendorf, John B., (ed.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 406-414. ISBN 9780195130751

2005

Deng, Kent (2005) The state and market in China's maritime sector In: Xufeng, Liu, (ed.) Zhongguo Haiyang Fazhanshi Lunwenji (Selected Essays on the Maritime History of China). Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 479-555.

2004

Deng, Kent (2004) Why did the Chinese never develop a steam engine? History of Technology, 25. 151-171. ISSN 0307-5451

Deng, Kent (2004) Unveiling China's true population statistics for the pre-modern era with official census data Population Review, 43 (2). 32-69. ISSN 0032-471X

Deng, Kent (2004) State building and the original push for institutional change in China, 1840-1950 Working Papers of the Global Economic History Network (GEHN), 01/04. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2003

Deng, Kent (2003) Economic development and cultural change Economic Development and Cultural Change, 51 (2). 479-522. ISSN 1539-2988

Deng, Kent (2003) Zhitan (salary land) In: Mokyr, Joel, (ed.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 300-301. ISBN 9780195105070

Deng, Kent (2003) Diandi (mortgaging land for a loan) In: Mokyr, Joel, (ed.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 82-82. ISBN 9780195105070

Deng, Kent (2003) China, Tang, Song and Yuan dynasties In: Mokyr, Joel, (ed.) The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, 423-428. ISBN 9780195105070

Deng, Kent (2003) Development and its deadlock in Imperial China, 221 B.C.–1840 A.D. Economic Development and Cultural Change, 51 (2). 479-522. ISSN 1539-2988

Deng, Kent (2003) Fact or fiction? Re-examination of Chinese premodern population statistics Economic History Working Papers, 76/03. Department of Economic History, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Deng, Kent (2003) State transformation, reforms and economic performance in China, 1840–1910 In: Teichova, Alice and Matis, Herbert, (eds.) Nation, State and the Economy in History. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 308-331. ISBN 0521792789

2000

Deng, Kent (2000) Great leaps backward: poverty under Mao London School of Economics and Political Science & Columbia University, London, UK.

Deng, Kent (2000) A critical survey of recent research in Chinese economic history Economic History Review, 53 (1). 1-28. ISSN 1468-0289

1999

Deng, Kent (1999) The premodern Chinese economy: structural equilibrium and capitalist sterility Routledge, New York, USA. ISBN 0415162394

Deng, Kent (1999) Maritime sector, institutions, and sea power of premodern China Contributions in economics and economic history (212). Greenwood Press, London, UK. ISBN 0313307121

Deng, Kent (1999) Ming and Manchu Qing China, 1368 - 1800 In: O'Brien, Patrick, (ed.) Philip's Atlas of World History. Octopus Publishing Group, London, UK, 138-139. ISBN 9780540088676

Deng, Kent (1999) 220 - 618 A.D. In: Overy, Richard, (ed.) The Times Atlas of World History. The Times Books, London, UK, 124-125. ISBN 9780723009429

Deng, Kent (1999) The Republic of China 1911 - 1949 In: O'Brien, Patrick, (ed.) Philip's Atlas of World History. Octopus Publishing Group, London, UK, 224-225. ISBN 9780540088676

Deng, Kent (1999) Late Manchu Qing China, 1800 - 1911 In: O'Brien, Patrick, (ed.) Philip's Atlas of World History. Octopus Publishing Group, London, UK, 198-199. ISBN 9780540088676

Deng, Kent (1999) The People's Republic of China since 1949 In: O'Brien, Patrick, (ed.) Philip's Atlas of World History. Octopus Publishing Group, London, UK, 254-255. ISBN 9780540088676

Deng, Kent (1999) Palaeolithic to Bronze Ages, 7500 - 771 B.C. In: Overy, Richard, (ed.) The Times Atlas of World History. The Times Books, London, UK, 62-63. ISBN 9780723009429

Deng, Kent (1999) Autumn period 770-476 B.C. to Ch'in dynasty 221-207 B.C. In: Overy, Richard, (ed.) The Times Atlas of World History. The Times Books, London, UK, 80-81. ISBN 9780723009429

1997

Deng, Kent (1997) Chinese maritime activities and socioeconomic development Contributions in economics and economic history (188). Greenwood Press, Westport, CT, USA. ISBN 0313307121

Deng, Kent (1997) The foreign staple trade of China in the premodern era The International History Review, 19 (2). 253-283. ISSN 0707-5332

1995

Deng, Kent (1995) An evaluation of the role of Admiral Zheng He's voyages in Chinese maritime history International Journal of Maritime History, 7 (2). 1-29. ISSN 0843-8714

1994

Deng, Kent (1994) The role of literati and technical books in long-term agricultural development in pre-modern times: the Chinese case In: Subacchi, Paola, (ed.) Recent Doctoral Research in Economic History. Universita Bocconi, Milan, Italy, 67-68.

1993

Deng, Kent (1993) Property rights in China's reform Policy, 9 (3). 57-59. ISSN 1032-6634

Deng, Kent (1993) Development versus stagnation: technological continuity and agricultural progress in pre-modern China Contributions in economics and economic history (141). Greenwood Press, London, UK. ISBN 0313286469

1991

Deng, Kent (1991) A new way to look at the function of the literati in long-term Chinese economic history In: China: Trade and Reform: Papers From a Conference Held in Sydney on 15-16 November 1990. National Centre for Development Studies, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 234-244. ISBN 9780731509331


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