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 Issue of the PRC History Review Book Review Series

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce a new issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Vera Schwarcz reviews  Popular Memories of the Mao Era: From Critical Debate to Reassessing History, edited by Sebastian Veg (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2019), with a response from the editor: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

New Issue of the PRC History Review Book Review Series

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce a new issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Kykle David reviews Margaret Mih Tillman's Raising China’s Revolutionaries: Modernizing Childhood for Cosmopolitan Nationalists and Liberated Comrades, 1920s-1950s
(New York: Columbia University Press, 2018), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

New Issue of the PRC History Review Book Review Series

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce a new issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Kykle David reviews Margaret Mih Tillman's Raising China’s Revolutionaries: Modernizing Childhood for Cosmopolitan Nationalists and Liberated Comrades, 1920s-1950s
(New York: Columbia University Press, 2018), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

New Issue of the PRC History Review Book Review Series

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce a new issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Matthew Lowenstein reviews Elisabeth Köll's Railroads and the Transformation of China (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2019), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

New Issue of the PRC History Review Book Review Series

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce a new issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Philip Thai reviews Jennifer Altehenger's Legal Lessons: Popularizing Laws in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1989 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

New issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce a new issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Patrick Buck reviews Eddie U's Creating the Intellectual: Chinese Communism and the Rise of a Classification (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2019), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

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