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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征集关于近期将至的小组讨论、学术会议、学术活动和研究活动的消息 | Call for news concerning upcoming panels, conferences, scholarly events, and research activity

亲爱的H-PRC订阅者:

请告诉我们您(有关中国当代史研究)的消息!我们正在准备向团体成员提供关于近期将至的小组讨论、会议和研究活动的最新信息,所以希望您提供下列相关信息:

1)将在2015年三月26日至29日在芝加哥举行的亚洲研究年度会议协会(AAS)中的小组讨论和其他活动。

**注:如果收到的回复的数量允许,我们将整合并以“H-PRC的AAS指南”形式散发收集到的信息。所以如果您想参加会议、展示有关中国当代史的论文、或者组织相关的小组讨论,请务必回复。

2)H-PRC团体所关心的学术会议或其他学术活动(包括公共讲座、集会等)。

**注:除了有关此次活动的消息,我们也很乐意散发项目、摘要或其他材料。

3)关于正在进行中或者计划中的研究活动的报告。关于近期研究报告的范例,请参阅http://prchistory.org/notes/

Ian Johnson article in The New York Review of Books

Dear H-PRC members,

Many of you will be interested in Ian Johnson's recent article, "China's Brave Underground Journal," appearing the December 4, 2014 print edition of in The New York Review of Books and currently available online here: 

http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/dec/04/chinas-brave-underground-journal/

Query: Western media reports on CCP Central Investigation Department 1978?

I have a question for what has been called “the collective archival brain” of H-PRC. Let me explain the background: a few years ago I published a piece on the history of the CCP Central Investigation Department ( http://www.21ccom.net/articles/lsjd/lsjj/article_2013080889375.html ) in Chinese, in which I noted how in the early 1980s, Chinese officials were still loath to admit even the very existence of this department.

prchistory.org September/October update list

Dear H-PRC subscribers,

 

Our running list of September/October updates appear below.  We hope that you will find the reminders and new information useful.  As ever, please contact us individually or via newshprc[at]gmail concerning new updates and resources. Your editors,

 

Jacob, Mindy, and Matt

 

1.      DOCUMENTS OF THE MONTH

 

October 2014

“Losing Mao: A Shanghai Customs Notice from 1976”

Curator, Michael Schoenhals

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