Professor Kent Deng

Professor Kent Deng

Professor of Economic History

Department of Economic History

+44 (0)20 7955 6163
Room No
SAR 5.17
Office Hours
Friday 13:30-15:00. No booking required
English, Mandarin
Key Expertise
Economic History, pre-modern and early modern China

About me

Research interests

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]


Expertise Details

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