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. Lara Yuyu Yang reviews Robert Culp's The Power of Print in Modern China: Intellectuals and Industrial Publishing from the End of Empire to Maoist State Socialism (New York: Columbia 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. Matt Wills reviews Martin Fromm's Borderland Memories: Searching for Historical Identity in Post-Mao China (Cambridge: Cambridge 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. Toby Lincoln reviews Wang Di's The Teahouse Under Socialism: The Decline and Renewal of Public Life in Chengdu, 1950-2000 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018): http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/. Unfortunately, Wang Di declined to offer a response, so we had to forgo our usual format for this review.

New Issue of the PRC History Review Book Review Series

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce the eight issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Saul Thomas reviews Rebecca Karl's The Magic of Concepts: History and the Economic in Twentieth-Century China (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

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