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Zhang Shiming

Zhang Shiming, male and born in October 1966 in Neijiang of Sichuan Province, Han nationality, is now the professor at the Institute of Qing History of Renmin University of China tutoring PhD program, full-time researcher of the Institute of Qing History, one of the 100 key human studies and social sciences research bases listed by the State Ministry of Education. He studied from 1983 to 1987 at the Department of History in Renmin University of China and graduated with BA degree in history, from 1987 to 1990 at the Institute of Qing History in Renmin University of China and graduated with MA degree in history. He was enrolled by Law School of Renmin University in 1996 as PhD candidate. In 2000 he researched at the mobile postdoctoral center of the Institute of Qing History. Since 1990, he has worked at the Institute of Qing History.
His research fields cover the history of nationalities in border areas and the history of legal system; has knowledge of English, Japanese, German, and Tibetan. He published two books, participated in the research of Development of Border Area in Modern China, a key national social science research projects in the 8th five-year-plan organized by Professor Dai Yi, participated in the writing of Policies for Nationalities in Border Areas in Qing Dynasty and Development of Border Areas in Qing Dynasty. He cooperated with Cheng Chongde and published Research on the Development of Tibet in Qing Dynasty. He participated from 1996 to 1999 in the research of China and World in the 18th Century, a key national social science research project in 9th five-year-plan, and cooperated with Professor Dai Yi in writing Military, China and World in the 18th Century. From 2000 to 2002 he undertook the project of Research on the Historical Source of China Economic Legal System, a post-doctoral project sponsored by the State Ministry of Education; at the completion of the project, he published Research on Historical Source of China Economic Legal System, which is included in Collection of Legal Research. Since 2000, he has undertaken the project of research on International Laws in Border Areas in Qing Dynasty, a key national project for 100 human studies and social sciences research bases listed by the State Ministry of Education. Most of his publications are reprinted by Renmin University of China Newspapers and Periodicals Copy Materials. In last three years, eight of his theses with total words of 865,000 have been included in ISCI.
Current Tibetan studies mainly focus on the history of religions and politics, while the research on Tibetan economic history is limited due to the lack of materials and information. A foreign scholar once said that the research on Tibetan economic history was the most weakest with few theses, let alone special books on it. Ma Dazheng, director of History and Geography Research Center of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and No. 1 authority in the studies of border areas in China once wrote an article and highly praised Zhang Shiming for following Professor Ma Ruhang in further studies of national policies in border areas in Qing Dynasty. Research on Development of Tibet in Qing Dynasty is the only academic book on Tibetan economic history and unmatchable due to its high level and difficulties. The entire content of “Social Structure of Tibet in Qing Dynasty” has been quoted in the form of giving reference by History of Lhasa (China Social Science Press, 1994), a national project sponsored by Social Sciences Foundation. “Development of Border Areas in Qing Dynasty” won Renmin University of China Excellent Research Achievements Award in 2001.
From 1996 to 1999, he participated in a key research project of China and World in the 18th Century, a key national project in the 8th five-year-plan of National Social Foundation, cooperated with prestigious Professor Dai Yi in the writing of Military, China and World in the 18th Century. It has been praised by Professor Jochen Schlobach of Universität des Saarlandes, president of the International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ISECS) as a “significant milestone event.” In the book, he pointed out the separation of military power and political authority after the Eight Banners got across the Great Wall, which is a change never noticed before, and clarified a misunderstanding Qing history research community holds against the system of the Eight Banners. He analyzed the so-called “solid ship and powerful cannons” after the Opium War, corrected many prevailing common mistakes. Chinese prestigious historians including Gong Shuduo and Zhang Qizhi praised highly of China and World in the 18th Century. The book won 1999 Renmin University Excellent Research Awards and was nominated as candidate book for 1999 China Books Award in 2000. It was also awarded the 2nd prize of 2000 Beijing Social Science Research Achievements Award.
During the study as a PhD candidate from 1996 to 2000, he studied a large amount of original versions of classics in German, Japanese and English, accomplished PhD dissertation of Research on the Development of Economic Legal Theories, exploring the rising and development of foreign economic legal theories from the perspectives of academic history by using original materials in English, German and Japanese, is the most pioneering research achievements in the field and highly praised by research community. It is published by China Democratic and Legal System Publishing House. Professor Liu Wenhua pointed out that the research achievements “not only laid stress on the research direction of economic legal history in the studies of legal historiography, but also filled the blank in the theory research of economic law science. The entire economic legal studies community should thank Zhang Shiming for his achievements.” This is a compulsory reference book for college students majoring in economy.
He was among the first working at the mobile postdoctoral center of Renmin University of China, and Research on Historical Source of China Economic Legal System was the report produced before leaving the center, is now published by China Democratic and Legal System Publishing House. The book analyzes the formation of Chinese legal system, explores the differences between ancient economic laws and modern law of economy, cites the case of national interference in the supervision of copper mining in Yunnan on the basis on free operation, corrects the post-colonial academic attitude of entirely denying the tradition of China in times of transforming to market economy.
Publications:
(I) On Economic Laws:
1. Complete Book for Securities Law and securities Accounting, Commodity Price Publishing House, 1994, 450,000 words
2. Research on the Development of Economic Legal Theories, Law Publishing House, 2000, 300,000 words
3. Relationship between Development of Economic Legal Studies and Economics, Collection of Economic Legal Studies edited by Shi Jichun, Law Publishing House, 2000, 25,000 words
4. Historical Investigation of the Concept of Economic Law as a Sub-Science, Social Sciences Front, Volume 4, 2000
(II) Research on National Economy in Border Areas:
1. Research on Development of Tibet in Qing Dynasty, Yanshan Publishing House, 1996
2. Development of Border Areas in Qing Dynasty, Shanxi People’s Publishing House, 1999
3. Policies for Border Areas in Qing Dynasty, China Social Science Press, 1994
4. Theses Collection on History of Chinese Border Areas, Liaoning People’s Education Publishing House, 1992
5. A Tentative Study of Regional Trade between Tibetan Region and Mainland China and Foreign Countries from 1644 to 1840, History and Geography of Northwest, Volume 3, 1989
6. Industrial Structure of Tibetan Social Economy in Qing Dynasty, Tibetan Studies, Volume 1, 1991, and reprinted in History of Economics, Renmin University of China Newspapers and Periodicals Copy Materials, Volume 3, 1991
7. Influence of British Invasion on Tibetan Economy, Tibet National Journal, Volume 4, 1991, reprinted in National Issues, Renmin University of China Newspapers and Periodicals Copy Materials, Volume 5, 1992
8. Comparative Study of Chinese Border Area Development and US West Development in Qing Dynasty, China Border Land History and Geography Studies Volume 4, 1992
9. On Influence of Cultural Facts from Perspective of Economic Development of Tibetan Region in Qing Dynasty, Studies in Qing History Volume 2, 1991
(III) Military Research
1. Military, China and World in the 18th Century, co-author, Liaohai Publishing House, 1999
2. Military Strategies of Famous Generals, Huayi Publishing House, 1993
3. Treasure of Human Strategies, China Radio and TV Publishing House, 1994
(IV) Research on Deng Xiaoping
1. I am the Son of Chinese People, China Radio and TV Publishing House, 1992
2. Anecdotes of Deng Xiaoping, Knowledge Publishing House, 1993
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