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

Member publication

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the publication of my book Borderland Memories: Searching for Historical Identity in Post-Mao China (Cambridge University Press, 2019); Cambridge Studies in the History of the People’s Republic of China; A Study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University


After the PRC History Group Reception

Thanks to all of you who made it to the PRC History Group Reception at AAS 2019.  Extra special thanks to the sponsors who made the event possible: University of Chicago Center for East Asian Studies, University of California San Diego Department of History, University of Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center, University of Arizona Department of History, Michigan State University Department of History. 
See you all next year!

New Issue of the PRC History Review Book Review Series

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce the fifth issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Yang Lin reviews Wang Zheng's Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1964 (University of California Press, 2017), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

MA program in Modern China Studies - University of Freiburg (Germany)

An excellent opportunity for training in PRC History!

Dear all: 

Below is an announcement for our English-language MA program here at the University of Freiburg. Please pass it along to any students you think might be interested!

MA in Modern China Studies, University of Freiburg (Germany)

New issue of the PRC History Review

Dear H-PRC Colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce publication of the new issue of The PRC History Review, featuring a roundtable review of Timothy Cheek's The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History (Cambridge University Press, 2015), with contributions by Matthew D. Johnson, Sebastian Veg, Peter Zarrow, Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, Aminda Smith, Timothy B. Weston, and a response by Timothy Cheek.  

The issue is available online here: