Department of History
Chair, Committee on Chinese Studies, CEAS
1126 E 59th St
Social Sciences 218
Chicago, IL 60637
Professor Kenneth Pomeranz's work focuses mostly on China, though he is also very interested in comparative and world history, particularly long-term global economic trends. Most of his research is in social, economic, and environmental history, though he has also worked on state formation, imperialism, religion, gender, and other topics. His publications include The Great Divergence: China, Europe, and the Making of the Modern World Economy (2000), which won the John K. Fairbank Prize from the American Historical Association, and shared the World History Association book prize. For more information, see his page at the Department of History.