Demystifying growth and development in North Song China, 960–1127

  title={Demystifying growth and development in North Song China, 960–1127},
  author={Kent Deng},
The Northern Song Period (960–1127) has been recognised as one of the most important eras in China’s economic and demographic history. This study investigates climatic and geopolitical conditions and factors that led to economic restructuring whereby intensive growth took place to generate more wealth to support a growing population. This paper reveals the unique nature and mechanisms behind the Song remarkable economic growth with quantitative evidence. 

Figures and Tables from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.


Publications referenced by this paper.

China, Europe and the Great Divergence, a Study in Historical National Income Accounting

Hanhui Guan, Daokui Li
  • Conference paper for the XVI WEHC, Stellenbosch,
  • 2012

Song China’s Water Transport Revolution Revisited

Liu, Guanglin
  • Pacific Economic Review,
  • 2012

Songchaode Duiwai Jiaowang Geju (Pattern of the Song Diplomacy) (Yangzhou

Mao Zhixiang
  • 2012

‘Re-Estimation of the Yield per Mu and the Total Grain Output in China during the Early Nineteenth Century’)

Shi Zhihong
  • Zhongguo Jingjishi Yanjiu (Research in Chinese Economic History),
  • 2012

Zhongguo Jingjishi GDP Yanjiuzhi Wuqu’ (Pitfalls for GDP Studies in Chinese Economic History

Du Xuncheng, Li Jin
  • Xueshu Yuekan (Academics Monthly),
  • 2011

Burhop, ‘Real Wages and Labor Productivity in Britain and Germany, 1871–1938

Broadberry, Stephen, Carsten
  • The Journal of Economic History,
  • 2010

Mingdai GDP Ji Jieguo Shitan’ (GDP of Ming China and Its Structure)

Guan Hanhui, Li Daokui
  • Jingjixue (Economics),
  • 2010

Yanjiu (Quantitative Studies of Chinese Economic History

  • (Fuzhou,
  • 2009

Songdai Jiating Guimo Zai Tuisuan’ (Re-estimation of the Family Size during the Song Period)

Ma Yuchen
  • Zhongguo Shehui Jingjishi Yanjiu (Study of Chinese Social and Economic History),
  • 2008