Deng Xiaonan

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Deng Xiaonan
NationalityPeople's Republic of China
Alma materPeking University
Scientific career
InstitutionsCentre for Research on Ancient Chinese History, Peking University

Deng Xiaonan (born 1950) is a professor of history at Peking University's Centre for Research on Ancient Chinese History.[1] She is known for her research on Song history, Ancient Chinese bureaucratic systems and female history of the Tang and Song.[2]

Early life

Deng was born in 1950 in Beijing. Her father is the noted Chinese academic Deng Guangming.[3]



Deng completed her undergraduate degree in Chinese History at Peking University in 1982. She graduated from her Master's in 1985 from the same institution.[1]


Deng became a lecturer in 1987. She became an assistant professor in 1991. She was made a professor in 1997.[1]

Deng ran a 16 episode open-access class online with Yan Buke. Deng led the classes on Ancient Chinese governance and the Silk Road. As of 2016, the open class has had over 2,500 participants.[4]

She attended Harvard University as a Coordinate Research Scholar specialising in Chinese History at the Harvard-Yenching Institute in 2014.[5]

Deng has given lectures on women's development history and gender at Osaka City University, Academia Sinica in Taiwan and a United Nations workshop.[6]

Selected works

  • Xiaonan Deng and Christian Lamouroux. "The "Ancestors' Family Instructions": Authority and Sovereignty in Song China." Journal of Song-Yuan Studies, no. 35 (2005): 79-97.
  • Xiaonan Deng and Christian Lamouroux. «Les "règles familiales des ancêtres". Autorité impériale et gouvernement dans la Chine médiévale». Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales, 3/2004 (59e année), p. 491-518.
  • Xiaonan Deng. "Women in Turfan during the Sixth to Eighth Centuries: A Look at Their Activities Outside the Home." The Journal of Asian Studies 58, no. 1 (1999): 85-103. doi:10.2307/2658390.


  1. ^ a b c "Deng Xiaonan 邓小南". Zhongguo Gudaishi Yanjiu Zhongxin. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  2. ^ "[Dangyuan biaobing] Deng Xiaonan: gaoshan jingxing 【党员标兵】邓小南:高山景行". PKU News. 23 June 2016. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  3. ^ "Deng Xiaona". Shared Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  4. ^ "Beijing daxue gongkai ke: zhongguo gudai zhengzhi yu wenhua 北京大学公开课:中国古代政治与文化". Wangyi Gongkai Ke. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  5. ^ "DENG XIAONAN". Retrieved 21 November 2016.
  6. ^ "Deng Xiaonan". 2003–2010. Retrieved 21 November 2016.
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