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

Graduate methods class in PRC History (call for crowd sourcing)

Hello All,

I would like to develop and teach a graduate methods course in PRC History. By way of making this really happen, I have officially added it the course schedule for Fall 2014. Now I turn to you for help.

My hope is to create a course that is useful to students working on a broad range of topics using a broad range of approaches. I imagine the class should cover such things as:

A New 'Document of the Month' from Michael Schoenhals (April 2014)

The PRC History Group presents the third installment in the Document of the Month series, curated by Michael Schoenhals.  View the entire series at prchistory.org

April 2014

Counter-Revolutionary Cacography: Samples from Shanghai (1972)

上海市杨浦区公检法领导小组转发的《九起反革命案件罪证字迹材料》

(click on the link above to view the full document)

UCLA-Jiaotong Workshop on County Archives of China in the 1950s (re-posted from H-Asia)

UCLA-SJTU Summer Text and Translation Workshop-County Archives of China in the 1950s, UJCLA, July 21-30, 2014

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From: Elizabeth Leicester <leicesterea@gmail.com>

 

UCLA-Shanghai Jiaotong University Summer Text and Translation Workshop County Archives of China in the 1950s July 21-30, 2014 UCLA

Application deadline: April 15, 2014

More on foreigners in China: Who were these individuals?

I have just finished compiling a detailed list of contents of the NCNA’s 《对外宣传参考资料》for the years 1972 to 1975 and intend to put this list on the web in PDF format this week. But, before I do that (and in order, ultimately, to enhance the usefulness of the list) I need to pick what Fabio Lanza has already designated the ”collective archival brain” of H-PRC members. My query is simple: what were/are the names in English of the individuals below? Your help would be much appreciated!

"Too early to say"

I have a question for the collective archival brain of H-PRC. A couple of years ago, the retired diplomat Chas Freeman wrote that the famous Zhou Enlai quote "It's too early to say" was in response to a question not about the French Revolution but about the events of 1968. Which makes more sense to me.

Freeman argued that the quote was taken out of context... but does anybody have the context? Zhou supposedly said it during the Nixon visit (or maybe the Kissinger visit). Is there any Chinese report/transcript/evidence of that exchange? 

Re: 关于 H-PRC成员《自我介绍》的通知

诸位同仁,你们好!

二周前发出了通知,号召每一位H-PRC成员上载自己简要《自我介绍》,到目前为止已经收到二十几份,均为英文的。毫无疑问,今后我们网站的首要“通用文字”还是英文,但H-PRC这个队伍的不少成员毕竟不是来自北美或大英帝国的,甚至有个别的人觉得自己未必将英文能够“运用自如”,鉴于此情况我们今天不过想声明一下,若有哪一位成员宁愿用中文来一个“自我介绍”帖子,这完全可以,我们热烈欢迎!H-PRC是没有语言偏爱的,我们都是来自五湖四海,为了一个共同的学术目标,走到一起来的!

祝好!

H-PRC编辑者: Jacob Eyferth, Aminda Smith, Matthew Johnson

NEH Grants - Information for Asian Studies Scholars and Collections at AAS Meeting

For those who will be in attendance at the Association for Asian Studies meeting in Philadelphia:

Program Officers from the NEH (National Endowment for the Humanities) will be available to advise prospective applicants for NEH grants at the Association for Asian Studies meeting in Philadelphia, March 27-30, 2014.

20-minute appointments are available on Saturday, March 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Meeting Room 406 of the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown, 1201 Market Street (i.e., the main conference hotel). A limited number of walk-in appointments may be available.

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