The Info List - Kenneth Pomeranz

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Kenneth Pomeranz, FBA (born November 4, 1958) is University Professor of History at the University of Chicago.[1] He received his B.A. from Cornell University
Cornell University
in 1980 and his Ph.D. from Yale University
Yale University
in 1988, where he was a student of Jonathan Spence.[2] He then taught at the University of California, Irvine, for more than 20 years. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences in 2006.[3] In 2013-14 he was the president of the American Historical Association.


1 Research 2 Selected publications 3 Awards and honors 4 References 5 External links

Research[edit] Pomeranz's research has moved in three related directions. The first is the study of the reciprocal influences of state, society and economy in late Imperial and twentieth-century China. His first book, The Making of a Hinterland: State, Society and Economy in Inland North China, 1853-1937 serves as a prism through which to view several themes: the re-orientation of the Chinese state from a focus on social reproduction (especially in ecologically marginal areas) to an emphasis on survival in a world of competing nation states; changing relations between the national government, regional interests and legal society; economic (especially agricultural) and ecological change; peasant protest and collective violence and the effects of imperialism on state-making, regional disparities and existing conflicts in Chinese society. His second set of projects develop similar themes on a much larger scale, attempting to understand the origins of a world economy as the outcome of mutual influences among regions, rather than the simple imposition by a more "advanced" Europe on the rest of the world. A first volume on this subject, which analyzes early industrialization in the context of ecological constraints shared by most of the world's most densely populated and commercially sophisticated regions and the unique exit from those problems given to Europe by its privileged access to the New World as by any unique and internally generated advantages. The book combines a comparative economic and ecological history, which attempts to assess the importance for those trajectories of social, political and cultural difference among world regions, with an attempt to re-think the importance (particularly for ecology) of connections among these regions. Selected publications[edit]

The Making of a Hinterland: State, Society and Economy in Inland North China, 1853-1937. University of California Press, 1993 The World that Trade Created: Society, Culture and the World Economy, 1400 to the Present. M. E. Sharpe, 1999 (with Steven Topik) The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy. Princeton University Press, 2000

Awards and honors[edit]

2011-12 Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton 2001 John K. Fairbank Prize for best book in East Asian history 2001 World History Association Book Prize 1997 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship 1994 John King Fairbank Prize for best book in East Asian history

In July 2017, Pomeranz was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[4] References[edit]

^ "Kenneth Pomeranz, leading expert on China, appointed University Professor of History". April 19, 2012.  ^ http://worldhistoryconnected.press.illinois.edu/5.1/laichas.html ^ http://www.uchicago.edu/about/accolades/13/ ^ "Elections to the British Academy celebrate the diversity of UK research". British Academy. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 29 July 2017. 

External links[edit]

China and Europe, 1500-2000 and beyond: What is modern? with Ken Pomeranz and Bin Wong Short video of Kenneth Pomeranz
Kenneth Pomeranz
from the documentary "China's Century of Humiliation" Video of Kenneth Pomeranz
Kenneth Pomeranz
speaking at the World Bank Group's 2006 Private Sector Development Forum on "Where is the World Going?"

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Presidents of the American Historical Association


Andrew Dickson White
Andrew Dickson White
(1884-85) George Bancroft
George Bancroft
(1886) Justin Winsor
Justin Winsor
(1887) William Frederick Poole
William Frederick Poole
(1888) Charles Kendall Adams
Charles Kendall Adams
(1889) John Jay (1890) William Wirt Henry (1891) James Burrill Angell
James Burrill Angell
(1892-93) Henry Adams
Henry Adams
(1893-94) George Frisbie Hoar
George Frisbie Hoar
(1895) Richard Salter Storrs
Richard Salter Storrs
(1896) James Schouler (1897) George Park Fisher (1898) James Ford Rhodes
James Ford Rhodes
(1899) Edward Eggleston
Edward Eggleston


Charles Francis Adams Jr.
Charles Francis Adams Jr.
(1901) Alfred Thayer Mahan
Alfred Thayer Mahan
(1902) Henry Charles Lea
Henry Charles Lea
(1903) Goldwin Smith
Goldwin Smith
(1904) John Bach McMaster
John Bach McMaster
(1905) Simeon Eben Baldwin
Simeon Eben Baldwin
(1906) J. Franklin Jameson (1907) George Burton Adams (1908) Albert Bushnell Hart
Albert Bushnell Hart
(1909) Frederick Jackson Turner
Frederick Jackson Turner
(1910) William Milligan Sloane
William Milligan Sloane
(1911) Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
(1912) William Archibald Dunning (1913) Andrew C. McLaughlin
Andrew C. McLaughlin
(1914) H. Morse Stephens
H. Morse Stephens
(1915) George Lincoln Burr
George Lincoln Burr
(1916) Worthington C. Ford (1917) William Roscoe Thayer
William Roscoe Thayer
(1918-19) Edward Channing (1920) Jean Jules Jusserand
Jean Jules Jusserand
(1921) Charles Homer Haskins
Charles Homer Haskins
(1922) Edward Potts Cheyney
Edward Potts Cheyney
(1923) Woodrow Wilson
Woodrow Wilson
(1924) Charles McLean Andrews
Charles McLean Andrews


Dana Carleton Munro
Dana Carleton Munro
(1926) Henry Osborn Taylor (1927) James Henry Breasted
James Henry Breasted
(1928) James Harvey Robinson
James Harvey Robinson
(1929) Evarts Boutell Greene (1930) Carl L. Becker (1931) Herbert Eugene Bolton
Herbert Eugene Bolton
(1932) Charles A. Beard
Charles A. Beard
(1933) William Dodd (1934) Michael Rostovtzeff
Michael Rostovtzeff
(1935) Charles Howard McIlwain (1936) Guy Stanton Ford (1937) Laurence M. Larson (1938) William Scott Ferguson (1939) Max Farrand
Max Farrand
(1940) James Westfall Thompson (1941) Arthur M. Schlesinger Sr. (1942) Nellie Neilson (1943) William Linn Westermann
William Linn Westermann
(1944) Carlton J. H. Hayes (1945) Sidney Bradshaw Fay (1946) Thomas J. Wertenbaker
Thomas J. Wertenbaker
(1947) Kenneth Scott Latourette
Kenneth Scott Latourette
(1948) Conyers Read (1949) Samuel Eliot Morison
Samuel Eliot Morison


Robert Livingston Schuyler (1951) James G. Randall (1952) Louis R. Gottschalk (1953) Merle Curti (1954) Lynn Thorndike
Lynn Thorndike
(1955) Dexter Perkins (1956) William L. Langer (1957) Walter Prescott Webb
Walter Prescott Webb
(1958) Allan Nevins
Allan Nevins
(1959) Bernadotte Everly Schmitt (1960) Samuel Flagg Bemis (1961) Carl Bridenbaugh (1962) Crane Brinton (1963) Julian P. Boyd (1964) Frederic C. Lane (1965) Roy Franklin Nichols (1966) Hajo Holborn (1967) John K. Fairbank (1968) C. Vann Woodward
C. Vann Woodward
(1969) Robert Roswell Palmer (1970) David M. Potter (1971) Joseph Strayer (1971) Thomas C. Cochran (1972) Lynn Townsend White Jr. (1973) Lewis Hanke (1974) Gordon Wright (1975)


Richard B. Morris (1976) Charles Gibson (1977) William J. Bouwsma (1978) John Hope Franklin (1979) David H. Pinkney (1980) Bernard Bailyn (1981) Gordon A. Craig
Gordon A. Craig
(1982) Philip D. Curtin (1983) Arthur S. Link (1984) William H. McNeill (1985) Carl Neumann Degler (1986) Natalie Zemon Davis
Natalie Zemon Davis
(1987) Akira Iriye (1988) Louis R. Harlan (1989) David Herlihy (1990) William Leuchtenburg (1991) Frederic Wakeman (1992) Louise A. Tilly (1993) Thomas C. Holt (1994) John Henry Coatsworth (1995) Caroline Bynum (1996) Joyce Appleby (1997) Joseph C. Miller (1998) Robert Darnton
Robert Darnton
(1999) Eric Foner
Eric Foner


William Roger Louis (2001) Lynn Hunt (2002) James M. McPherson
James M. McPherson
(2003) Jonathan Spence (2004) James J. Sheehan
James J. Sheehan
(2005) Linda K. Kerber (2006) Barbara Weinstein (2007) Gabrielle M. Spiegel (2008) Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
(2009) Barbara D. Metcalf (2010) Anthony Grafton
Anthony Grafton
(2011) William Cronon
William Cronon
(2012) Kenneth Pomeranz
Kenneth Pomeranz
(2013) Jan E. Goldstein (2014) Vicki L. Ruiz (2015) Patrick Manning (2016) Tyler E. Stovall (2017) Mary Beth Norton (2018)

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Fellows of the British Academy elected in 2017


Franklin Allen John Armour Alison Bashford Dauvit Broun Michael Burton Mark Casson Sir Paul Collier Mary Daly Douglas Davies Paulo de Moraes Farias Gillian Douglas Christian Dustmann Jaś Elsner Gary Gerstle John Gowlett Emily Grundy Sara Hobolt Jennifer Hornsby Charles Hulme Peter Jackson Julian Johnson Paul Kerswill Melissa Leach Richard Ned Lebow Adam Ledgeway M. M. McCabe Angela McRobbie Charles Mitchell Tariq Modood Lynne Murray Francesca Orsini Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad Nicholas Roe Eugene Rogan Ulinka Rublack Barbara Sahakian Andreas Schönle Catriona Seth Sir Hew Strachan Anna Vignoles Teresa Webber Gregory Woolf


John Agnew Susanne Baer Eszter Bánffy Caroline Walker Bynum William Cronon Marie-Luce Demonet Georges Didi-Huberman Peter Hall Rebecca Henderson Nancy Kanwisher Mahmood Mamdani Jay McClelland Kenneth Pomeranz James M. Poterba Claudia Rapp Ineke Sluiter Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger Cass Sunstein Agnès van Zanten Manfred Woidich


Dame Antonia Byatt Graça Machel George Soros Sir Tom Stoppard

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