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.

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Levenson Prize

Congratulations to Sigrid Schmalzer, whose book Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China won the 2018 Joseph Levenson Post-1900 prize at the Association for Asian Studies. Here is the announcement.

 
 

In search of infrared or ultraviolet enlightenment

Colleagues!

Does one of you happen know when, give or take a year, the PRC first managed to manufacture infrared and/or ultraviolet lights (lightbulbs) domestically? If you do know, do you also happen to know which factory made such lights? And from which country, prior to developing its own production capacity, would the PRC have imported infrared/ultraviolet lights? East Germany?

Best,

Michael

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