List members may be interested in the availability of articles on history of science and technology in modern China and India in a new open access annual publication by the BJHS (British Journal for the History of Science) called BJHS Themes. Featuring "Science of Giants: China and India in the Twentieth Century," the initial 2016 issue is guest-edited by Jahnavi Phalkey of King's College London and Tong Lam of the University of Toronto (the regular BJHS Themes editor is Jon Agar of the University College of London).
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.
The PRC History Group presents the latest installment in the Document of the Month series, curated by Michael Schoenhals. View the entire series at prchistory.org.
Detoxification of the body politic: post-Lin Biao language matters
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The Department of History at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia invites applications to its MA and PhD programs. Graduate students in history at SFU receive close individual supervision from experts in the early modern world; cities; empire, colonialism, and migration; environmental history; gender and sexuality; labour; indigenous peoples; race and ethnicity; religion; the societies and cultures of Asia, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and the US; and war, resistance, and revolution.
Apologies for the self-promotion... I am pleased to announce the release of my new book:
Alexander C. Cook, The Cultural Revolution on Trial: Mao and the Gang of Four (Cambridge University Press, 2016)
I am writing an essay on the urban commune movement in Beijing and I am finding it difficult to distinguish, in writing, between large factories (state or collectively owned) and the small (female-staffed) factories created during the movement.
For the sake of brevity and clarity, I am tempted to use the term SOE (State Owned Enterprise) for the former, but I am aware that it came into currency in the reform era, so it might be misleading and anachronistic. I would obviously add a footnote on the usage.
Any thoughts or suggestions?
The two latest issues of Yesterday are now available at http://prchistory.org/yesterday/
H-PRC members might be especially interested in issue #79, which includes a 20-page list of names (with short biographical sketches) of people in the Chinese film industry who died in the course of the Cultural Revolution (including actors, directors, script writers, translators, photographers, etc.).
Delia Davin, a scholar who helped bring questions of gender to the center of China Studies, has died at home in Leeds, England after a long illness. She was Emeritus Professor of Chinese Studies in the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies at the University of Leeds.