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

Zoom talk and discussion: Introduction to the Maoist Legacy database, Wednesday July 15

Dear all,

Due to the outpouring of interest in digital sources, I've decided to offer a longer Zoom session next week on the Maoist Legacy database. Following an introduction of about 45 minutes, in which I'll walk through navigating and using the site (and a few of the technical details for those interested), I'd like to open the floor to Q&A. A few other members of the Maoist Legacy project team will be on hand to answer questions as well. Registration for the session, using the link below, is mandatory.

Member book, Cliver, Red Silk: Class, Gender, and Revolution in China's Yangzi Delta Silk Industry

Dear Colleagues, 

I am writing to announce the publication of my new book, Red Silk: Class, Gender, and Revolution in China's Yangzi Delta Silk Industry (Harvard University Asia Center, 2020) available in July 2020. Here is the press release: 

CFP: Historical Society for Twentieth-Century China’s (HSTCC) Biennial Conference

Dear Scholars of Modern Chinese History:

I hope you’re all safe and well in your respective locations around the United States and world. Here in Boulder, Colorado, Covid-19 is largely under control, though of course we’re all being cautious about the speed with which we return to “normal” life. 

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. Xin Fan reviews Paul G. Pickowicz' s A Sensational Encounter with High Socialist China (Hong Kong: City University of Hong Kong 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. Bin Xu reviews Emily Honig and Xiaojian Zhao's Across the Great Divide: The Sent-Down Youth Movement in Mao's China, 1968-1980 (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2019), with a response from the authors: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

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