Back in 1994, I read a wonderful book (to which Tim Cheek had drawn my attention), an anthology edited by Robin W. Winks entitled The Historian as Detective: Essays on Evidence (Harper Torchbooks, 1968). I realize that the judicious study of evidence has since come to be seen as rather ”old school” or ”retro” and that facts no longer carry quite the same weight as does, for example, faith. But anyway, I was reminded of Winks and his book when I stumbled across the following explanation, in a Chinese document from 1950, of what the term 材料 may refer to:
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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I am looking for recommendations of published collections of PRC documents for a university library to purchase. I am interested in anything from elite politics on down to the grassroots.
Call for participation:
BPCS Postgraduate Workshop:
How to publish your first monograph or journal article on China
May 23rd 2017, 14:00-16:00, St Catherine’s College, Ramsden Room, Cambridge UK
We are very pleased to announce that the latest issue of The PRC History Review is now available. This issue contains the third article in our Research Paper Series -- Joseph W. Esherick, "The CCP in the 1930s: The View from Defectors' Declarations ((脱离共党宣言)."
Please visit prchistory.org to read the new issue:
The University of San Francisco Center for Asia Pacific Studies is pleased to announce a call for papers for “Monumental Change: China’s Transformation Since 1980,”
Someone asked us (via twitter) if any PRC historians have experience using Xinhua's PhotoMall. Can any H-PRC members respond?
If you're on twitter, you can reply @prchistory
You can also reply to this list, and we'll share any info with the questioner!
I just learned from a colleague who was informed by a China-based graduate student that the Foreign Ministry Archives have been reopend. Can anyone confirm this? If true, any information on actual scope of access, etc?
I need to reproduce three images from the following sources (all from the mid-1950s) for an upcoming publication:
1. Times of India online database via ProQuest (advertisement)
2. Guangming ribao online database (photograph)
3. Archived personal papers (Newspaper photograph that I personally clicked at the archive)