New Issue of The PRC History Review, Vol. 2, No. 3 (June 2017)
We are very pleased to announce that the latest issue of The PRC History Review is now available. This issue contains the third of our Roundtables -- China from Without: Doing PRC History in Foregin Archives, edited by Arunabh Ghosh & Sören Urbansky, with contributions from Jennifer Altehenger, Fredy González, Jamie Monson, Nicolai Volland, Zuoyue Wang, and Dongxin Zou.
I wanted to share a recent video from C-Span featuring a talk that I gave for the Natioanl History Seminar in May. The subject was my book: Winning the Third World: Sino-American Competition in the Third World. The book will be the subject of a round table on H-Diplo later in the year.
Thank you all! Yes, professor Kampen, I found this documentation last week, it's really an interesting exchange of letters and brings forward a few links to analyze the topic.
As Mao app. announced his plan in '56,
there were also discussions about this in 56/57, see
Vol.6 of Jianguoyilai Mao Zedong wengao.
The 3rd “China and The Middle East” Conference
From Asia to the Middle East: Asianization of the Middle East with
Conference Venue: No. 149, Yanchang Road, North Building, Shanghai University
Thank you! I'll look for it.
I found today an abstract of a book called "毛泽东从韶山到中南海” written by 贾章旺, which seems to have discussed the topic. I'll keep looking! Thanks
The answer to your “more specific question” is complicated. I suspect the 《宣教动态》put out by the CCP Central Propaganda Department may contain a record of what the reactions were. Also, you should try to find 《公安工作简报》No. 14 (18 December 1958), pp. 2–5, which contains a report entitled 《关于毛主席不作下届中华人民共和国主席候选人的决定传达后一部份资产阶级分子、高级知识分子的反映，以及少数地富反坏右分子的动态》that is likely to have documented how some social strata reacted.
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:
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