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.
Hello, I am doing a dissertation at The Ohio State University on China’s evolving views of the Soviet Union from the 1920s-50s. After reading the recent posts on the Beatles in the PRC, I was wondering if anyone knows of specific Soviet cultural figures that created a “craze” among Chinese. I know that 保尔 / Pavel, the fictional hero of 《钢铁是怎样炼成的》made a profound impact on the subjectivities of early PRC youth, as did Soviet films such as 列宁在十月, etc. Also, Soviet cultural troupes frequently came to China in the 1950s, and Russian songs like 莫斯科郊外的晚上 were quite popular.
First of all, many thanks for the opportunity to read your very informative posts and discussions.
I hope you don't mind my asking this question (I am not at all a specialist, I don't read Chinese - I'm trying to write a Cultural History of the Sixties):
Is it possible that The Beatles were known (heard and imitated) in the PRC in 1964?
One again I rely on the collective brain of H-PRC.
Does any of you know of specific works (or data collections) that deal with Sexual Transmitted Infections and/or women's fertility rates in the 1950s and 1960s? I am particularly interested in the Great Leap Forward period.
This is probably pie in the sky...
We hope you've all marked your calendars for The PRC History Group reception at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Conference.
Please drop by for a drink, light refreshments, and the chance to talk with colleagues interested in the history of the PRC.
Friday, April 1, 2016
8:30 - 10:30 pm
Seattle Sheraton, Cedar Room
Dynamic China - British Postgraduate Network for Chinese Studies
Annual Conference 2016
23rd – 24th June 2016, King’s College London
Prof. Kerry Brown (King’s College London)
Prof. Barend ter Haar (University of Oxford)
Prof. Julia C. Strauss (SOAS, University of London)
Carla Nappi recently interviewed Jeremy Brown and Matthew Johnson about their new volume, Maoism at the Grassroots: Everyday Life in China's Era of High Socialism (Harvard, 2015). The three of them discussed some of the new research, new approaches, and new insights highlighted in the book, as well as what it means to do grassroots history, the benefits and challenges of international collaborations, and more.
The Los Angeles Review of Books just published part 1 of a conversation on "The Cultural Revolution at 50," featuring Denise Ho, Alex Cook, Yiching Wu, Daniel Leese, and me.