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. 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/

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. Jay Ke-Schutte reviews Daniel F. Vukovich's Illiberal China: The Ideological Challenge of the People's Republic of China (Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Call for Applications: MA in Modern China Studies, University of Freiburg (Germany)

Call for Applications: MA in Modern China Studies, University of Freiburg (Germany)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline for non-EU students has been extended to June 15, 2020.

Further information on 2020 deadlines and submission of documents can be found on the MA program website: https://www.sinologie.uni-freiburg.de/studium-en/masterprogram/maadmission

Recently published article: J.M. Chris Chang, "Paper Affairs: Discipline by the Dossier in a Mao-Era Work Unit"

Hi everyone,

I just read a recently published PRC history article in a journal that was not on my radar screen--in case you haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend this piece:

J. M. Chris Chang, “Paper Affairs: Discipline by the Dossier in a Mao-Era Work Unit,” Administory 4, no. 1 (2019): 125–40.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Brown

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. Chris Courtney reviews Christian Sorace's Shaken Authority: China's Communist Party and the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017). This review is especially timely as, in his reply, Sorace compares China's response to the 2008 Sichuan earthquake to the current handling of the novel Coronavirus: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

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