Dear H-PRC list members,
It's with sadness that I pass along the following message from Rebecca Karl:
The message below may be of interest to you and your students:
All the Best,
Many H-PRC members will be interested in Amy King's excellent exploration of "the origins, first use, and logic of that peculiar Chinese foreign policy phrase" 伤害了中国人民的感情, or hurting the feelings of the Chinese people:
District archives in Beijing seem to function more like DMV offices than locations for scholarly research. They provide services for the residents by issuing marriage and divorce certificates, hukou documentation (they often have records of zhiqing 知情relocation), and proof of real estate property (often by previous generations). Some of them—although not all—also host archives of more direct interest to a PRC historian.