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Pengsheng Chiu

  • Associate Research Fellow
  • Institute of History and Philology Academia Sinica
  • 3PublicationsNumber of items in Pengsheng's My Publications folder on Mendeley.

Research interests

Eighteenth-century ChinaCultural HistoryLegal HistoryInstitutional Economic History


The focus of my research has been on the development of commercial law and market culture from early modern and modern China. Collecting and analyzing a wide range of primary historical materials has provided the foundation for my scholarship which has been informed by the approaches of institutional economic history and economic anthropology. Both my research and teaching continue to delve into the long term economic and legal changes from the sixteenth- to nineteenth-century China.

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Recent publications

  • The Discourse on Insolvency and Negligence in Eighteenth-Century China

    • Pengsheng Chiu
  • 十八、十九世紀蘇州城的新興工商業團體(The New Associations of Merchants and Artisans in Suzhou, 1700-1900)

    • 邱澎生(Pengsheng Chiu)

Professional experience

Associate Research Fellow

Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica

August 1996 - Present