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

Seeking Third Panelist for WCAAS--Topic: Education/Youth in the PRC

Two UC scholars seeking a third panelist to present at the WCAAS October 9-10, 2015, in Salt Lake City, UT.

Current papers:

1. "From Moscow to Beijing: Chinese Students Learn from Khrushchev’s “Secret Speech” and the Hungarian Revolution, 1956-57"

2. "The Kids Aren't Alright: The Politics of Childhood in the Wake of the Cultural Revolution, 1973-1979"

Deadline is July 25.

If interested, please contact kedavid [at] uci.edu

Important new book on the Cultural Revolution at Tsinghua University

This winter, half a century will have passed since the occurrence of the first in a long sequence of events in China conventionally called the Cultural Revolution. We may soon expect a high tide of articles, op-eds, scholarship, books, workshops, TV specials, YouTubes, tweets, and whatnot. The first books have already appeared, among them a hefty 1,500-page tome on what took place at Tsinghua University in Beijing entitled 《历史拒绝遗忘——清华十年文革回忆反思集》edited by 孙怒涛.