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Practices of Reading in the PRC - virtual lecture series hosted by ERC-READCHINA

Dear Colleagues:

The READCHINA project at the University of Freiburg is pleased to invite you to the virtual lecture series PRACTICES OF READING IN THE PEOPLE’S REPUBLIC OF CHINA.

The lectures will take place at varying times on Tuesdays, running from Nov. 10, 2020, to Jan. 26, 2021 (with a three-week-long break during the holidays season). All sessions will start with two talks held back to back, followed by a brief statement from the discussant. The floor will then open to all listeners for Q&A via voice and text chat.

New issue of the PRC History Review: Roundtable Review of Unending Capitalism

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce a new issue of the PRC History Review. This issue features a roundtable on Karl Gerth's new book Unending Capitalism. How Consumerism Negated China's Communist Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2020), with eight contributors and a response from the author.  http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/ 

New issue in 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. Daniel Knorr reviews Xiaoxuan Wang's Maoism and Grassroots Religion: The Communist Revolution and the Reinvention of Religious Life in China (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020) with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

Seeking info about Dr. John C. Ferguson's newspaper and art scholarship career

I'm writing a nonfiction book based on the letters of my grandmother, who was Dr. John C. Ferguson's secretary in Boston and Peking (1918-19). She assisted him both with his work at the Shanghai newspaper Sin Wan Pao ((Xinwenbao) and on his Outlines of Chinese Art (University of Chicago, 1919). I have read A Perpetual Fire: John C.

New Issue in 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. Chuchu Wang reviews Zhang Jishun's A City Displaced: Shanghai in the 1950s 远去的都市:1950年代的上海 (北京:社会科学文献出版社,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 a new issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Matthew Galway reviews Julia Lovell's Maoism: A Global History (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2019): http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/. Unfortunately, due to health-related reasons, Julia Lovell could not respond at this time. But she will do so as soon as she is able to.

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. Brian Spevey reviews Judd Kinzley's Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern China's Borderlands (Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2018), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

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