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. Toby Lincoln reviews Wang Di's The Teahouse Under Socialism: The Decline and Renewal of Public Life in Chengdu, 1950-2000 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018): http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/. Unfortunately, Wang Di declined to offer a response, so we had to forgo our usual format for this review.

New Issue of the PRC History Review Book Review Series

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce the eight issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Saul Thomas reviews Rebecca Karl's The Magic of Concepts: History and the Economic in Twentieth-Century China (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

New issue of Made in China Journal

Dear Colleagues, 

apologies for the crossposting, I am circulating the link to the latest issue of Made in Journal Journal https://madeinchinajournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Made-in-China-02-2019.pdf. I admit I have a piece in this issue, but there are also many better essays that might be of interest to PRC history colleagues. 

 

 

New Issue of the PRC History Review Book Review Series

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce the seventh issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Liang Luo reviews Brian DeMare's Mao's Cultural Army. Drama Troupes in China's Rural Revolution (Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2015), 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 the sixth issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. David Ownby reviews Sebastian Veg's Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals (New York:  Columbia University Press, 2019), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

Member publication

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the publication of my book Borderland Memories: Searching for Historical Identity in Post-Mao China (Cambridge University Press, 2019); Cambridge Studies in the History of the People’s Republic of China; A Study of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

 

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