H-PRC is the H-Net presence of the PRC History Group, a network of scholars with interests in the history of the People’s Republic of China.  We define history broadly, to encompass a wide variety of disciplinary approaches, and we understand the history of the PRC to include eras prior to the official change of state power in 1949.

Recent Discussions

New Fellowship in Digital Scholarship at Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, AY 2015-16

Dear all,

I am posting this here in the hope of reaching as wide an audience of PRC scholars as possible. The John K. Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University has recently announced a new fellowship in digital scholarship. While the net has been cast very wide, it would be wonderful to see someone who does (or can) work on the PRC fill this position. This is a terrific opportunity to pursue a critical and constructive engagement with these new methods and help us push the frontiers of PRC history in new and interesting directions. 

Event announcement: The New History of the People’s Republic of China, Distinguished Visitor in Residence Program in Chinese Studies at Occidental College, Friday, February 27th

We are pleased to announce that this year's Distinguished Visitor in Residence Program in Chinese Studies at Occidental College will be a workshop on the New History of the People’s Republic of China. The workshop will take place on Friday, February 27th, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Dumke Commons at Occidental College, 1600 Campus Rd., Los Angeles, California. Please see the schedule below for participants and paper titles.

George Orwell in Chinese (and Tibetan)

I have written a blog post [ https://ibisbill.wordpress.com/2014/01/02/nineteen-eighty-four-in-chinese/ ] on George Orwell's attitude to China (very pro-Chinese, anti-Japanese imperialist!) and on Chinese translations of his novel Nineteen Eighty-four, of which there are large numbers and to which the authorities have so far taken a surprisingly lenient attitude. I recently updated my blog post with information about translations of Orwell into Tibetan, published in PRC.