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

Amy King on "Hurting the Feelings of the Chinese People"

Many H-PRC members will be interested in Amy King's excellent exploration of "the origins, first use, and logic of that peculiar Chinese foreign policy phrase" 伤害了中国人民的感情, or hurting the feelings of the Chinese people:


Lost Marriage Records in Xicheng District

District archives in Beijing seem to function more like DMV offices than locations for scholarly research. They provide services for the residents by issuing marriage and divorce certificates, hukou documentation (they often have records of zhiqing 知情relocation), and proof of real estate property (often by previous generations). Some of them—although not all—also host archives of more direct interest to a PRC historian.