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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Document of the Month: A PRC History Series by Michael Schoenhals

“What is a document?” If we ask Google, we discover that this question has been asked some 1.24 million times in German already. In English, there are already in excess of 153 million texts “out there” that might provide an answer, given that they contain the phrase “A document is…”. When I checked, I found to my surprise that one relevant internet text that does not is the U.S.

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