SOAS University of London

Department of History, School of History, Religions & Philosophies

The Puzzle of National Markets and Standards of Living: China’s Economic History Revisited

Thursday 7 May 2009
Convenors: Andrea Janku (SOAS), Kent Deng (LSE)
Venue: SOAS, College Buildings, Room 4418
10.00 – 11.30
Li Bozhong (Qinghua University)

China's National Markets 1550-1840

Mark Elvin (Australian National University/St Antony's College, Oxford/Institute of Chinese Studies, Heidelberg)

Cash and Commerce in the Poems of Qing China

11.45 – 13.15
Joseph P. Mcdermott (Cambridge University)

Famine and Integration: the Mid-Southern Song Turn

Timothy Brook (Oxford University)
The Famine Price of Grain, 1451-1651: Price History and the Fall of the Ming

14.45 – 16.30
Lars Laamann (SOAS)

China’s Soporific Saviour: Opium Farming in the Post-Taiping Period (1860s-1906)

Andrea Janku (SOAS)

From Natural to National Disaster: The North-China Famine of 1928-31 in the Chinese Press

Kent Deng (LSE)

The Communist State with Maoist Living Standards, 1956-1976

Contact: Dr. Andrea Janku

This event is sponsored by the Centre of Chinese Studies and the Department of History, SOAS.