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.
An H-PC member has recently published a book. This interesting book focuses on a greatly under-explored topic of how the Chinese cen- tral government governs civil service pay.
On behalf of The PRC History Group, I wanted to share this brief update concerning our upcoming reception to be held during the Association of Asian Studies 2018 Annual Conference --
DATE: Friday, March 23, 2018
LOCATION & FUNCTION SPACE: Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B
The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland invites the submission of book proposals on subjects related to the cultures, history, languages and religions of Asia. The Society supports the publication of 4 to 5 books a year in collaboration with a variety of publishers which include Routledge, University of Edinburgh Press, National University of Singapore Press, University of Hong Kong Press, Cambridge University Press, India and the Gingko Library.
An essay in remembrance of historian Marilyn B. Young (1937-20170), by Rebecca Karl, reposted from the H-Net Book Channel
Here is a link to Rebecca Karl's response to a review of Roseann Lake's new book Leftover in China. Both the review and professor Karl's response were originally posted on MCLC.
Note: This was originally posted on H-Asia but I'm reposting here as it might be of interest to H-PRC members.
Seeking panelists for the AHA Annual Meeting - Ethnic Minorities in the PRC
by Dongjo Shin
I am currently organizing a panel proposal for the AHA Annual Meeting in Chicago (Jan. 3 - 9, 2019).
I am working on a book project (Habilitation) on Sino-Swiss relations in the Cold War. I am particularly interested in the use of Switzerland as a hub for Chinese business, diplomatic, propaganda, and intelligence networks. Unfortunately, I began my research after the Foreign Ministry Archive restricted access to its holdings.