Peng Nansheng, who was born in Wuhan, Hubei province in October, 1963, was awarded the title Professor, Doctoral Supervisor, and young and middle-aged expert with outstanding contributions in Hubei. Enjoying special allowance from the State Council, he has also been selected for the Program of Talents in New Centry supported by Ministry of Education and has become the special professor in “Chutian scholars”Program in Hubei. He once served as the dean of School of History And Culture of Huazhong Normal University. At present, he is the head of Research Department of Huazhong Normal University and the chief of Office of Social Science, devoting himself in teaching and researching in Huazhong Normal University. Besides, he also holds the posts of the vice president in Research Institute of Social Sciences Management in Hubei, the executive member of the council and deputy secretary in Association of Hubei Historians, the executive member of the council of Association of Economic History in Hubei. He has been engaged in studying economic history of modern China and the history of merchants’ groups in modern China.
Transitional Economy: Modern Chinese Craft Industries Between Tradition and Modernization (1840-1936), published by Higher Education Press in 2002.
The Destiny of Modern Guild System, published by People’s Publishing House in 2003.
Semi-Industrialization: Development of Countryside Craft Industries and Social Vicissitudes in Modern China, published by Zhonghua Book Company in 2007.
Transmission and Modification: Urban and Rural Economy and Society During the Transitional Period of Modern China, published by Hubei People’s Publishing House in 2009.
Merchants’ Groups, Economic and Social Changes in Modern China, published by Huazhong Normal University Press in 2013.