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

The PRC History Group reception at AAS 2018 - "save the date" announcement (detailed invitation and sponsor details to follow)

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of The PRC History Group, I wanted to share this brief update concerning our upcoming reception to be held during the Association of Asian Studies 2018 Annual Conference -- 

DATE: Friday, March 23, 2018

TIME: 7:30pm

LOCATION & FUNCTION SPACE: Marriott Wardman Park, Virginia B

Royal Asiatic Society Call for Book Proposals

The Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland invites the submission of book proposals on subjects related to the cultures, history, languages and religions of Asia. The Society supports the publication of 4 to 5 books a year in collaboration with a variety of publishers which include Routledge, University of Edinburgh Press, National University of Singapore Press, University of Hong Kong Press, Cambridge University Press, India and the Gingko Library.

Seeking Panelists for the AHA Annual Meeting - Ethnic Minorities in the PRC

Note: This was originally posted on H-Asia but I'm reposting here as it might be of interest to H-PRC members.

 

Seeking panelists for the AHA Annual Meeting - Ethnic Minorities in the PRC

by Dongjo Shin

I am currently organizing a panel proposal for the AHA Annual Meeting in Chicago (Jan. 3 - 9, 2019).

Foreign Ministry Archive files and publications on intelligence

Dear colleagues,

 

I am working on a book project (Habilitation) on Sino-Swiss relations in the Cold War. I am particularly interested in the use of Switzerland as a hub for Chinese business, diplomatic, propaganda, and intelligence networks.  Unfortunately, I began my research after the Foreign Ministry Archive restricted access to its holdings.

Levenson Prize

Congratulations to Sigrid Schmalzer, whose book Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China won the 2018 Joseph Levenson Post-1900 prize at the Association for Asian Studies. Here is the announcement.

 
 

In search of infrared or ultraviolet enlightenment

Colleagues!

Does one of you happen know when, give or take a year, the PRC first managed to manufacture infrared and/or ultraviolet lights (lightbulbs) domestically? If you do know, do you also happen to know which factory made such lights? And from which country, prior to developing its own production capacity, would the PRC have imported infrared/ultraviolet lights? East Germany?

Best,

Michael

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