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

The 3rd “China and The Middle East” Conference June 7-8, 2017 Shanghai University

 

 

The 3rd “China and The Middle East” Conference

第三届中国与中东国际研讨会

From Asia to the Middle East: Asianization of the Middle East with

Economic Characteristics?

从亚洲到中东:中东经济的亚洲化?

 

 

Conference Venue: No. 149, Yanchang Road, North Building, Shanghai University

(Yanchang Campus)

More Plain Words: On Toxins, Diaries and Safe Houses as Data

Back in 1994, I read a wonderful book (to which Tim Cheek had drawn my attention), an anthology edited by Robin W. Winks entitled The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence (Harper Torchbooks, 1968). I realize that the judicious study of evidence has since come to be seen as rather ”old school” or ”retro” and that facts no longer carry quite the same weight as does, for example, faith. But anyway, I was reminded of Winks and his book when I stumbled across the following explanation, in a Chinese document from 1950, of what the term 材料 may refer to:

New Issue of The PRC History Review, Vol. 2, No. 2 (April 2017)


We are very pleased to announce that the latest issue of The PRC History Review is now available.  This issue contains the third article in our Research Paper Series -- Joseph W. Esherick, "The CCP in the 1930s: The View from Defectors' Declarations ((脱离共党宣言)."
 
Please visit prchistory.org to read the new issue:

http://prchistory.org/review-april-2017/

 

Xinhua's PhotoMall question

Someone asked us (via twitter) if any PRC historians have experience using Xinhua's PhotoMall.  Can any H-PRC members respond?

If you're on twitter, you can reply @prchistory

You can also reply to this list, and we'll share any info with the questioner!

Thanks!


 

Reproducing images and copyright

Greetings folks,

I need to reproduce three images from the following sources (all from the mid-1950s) for an upcoming publication: 
1. Times of India online database via ProQuest (advertisement)
2. Guangming ribao online database (photograph)
3. Archived personal papers (Newspaper photograph that I personally clicked at the archive)

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