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Welcoming Professor Ni Yuping from Tsinghua University

23 February 2015

The Chairgroup Social and Economic History at the Faculty of Arts welcomes Prof Ni Yuping from Tsinghua University Beijing, research visitor in February-July 2015. During the visit, Prof Yuping will conduct his research on the fiscal history of Qing China, ca. 1644-1911 in comparison with European fiscal development during the same period. He will collaborate closely with prof. Maarten Duijvendak and dr. Martin Uebele.

Ni Yuping is professor of history at Tsinghua University, Beijing. He is a distinguished expert on Qing fiscal history, especially tribute grain, custom duties and disaster relief. In 2011/2012, he was a visiting scholar at the Harvard-Yenching Institute at Harvard University, and in 2008, his thesis "Ecological Changes, Natural Disasters and Economic Cycles in the Qing Dynasty" was funded by the Foundation for the Authors of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertations of PR China. His PhD thesis, published in 2007 with the title "The Sea Transport of Tribute Grain and Social Transformation in the Qing Dynasty" won the National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of PR China award.

He is currently working on a book on customs duties and the development of the Chinese fiscal state, ca. 1644-1911, as part of the series "The Quantitative Economic History of China," (edited by Jan Luiten van Zanden and Li Bozhong).

Prof. Ni is available by email (yupingni, and in room 1312.0516.

Last modified:23 February 2015 4.17 p.m.

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