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Re: How many consular missions in Mao Zedong's China outside Beijing?


I am not aware of a single, comprehensive list. I've seen this type of information for specific provinces/municipalities in 外事志 editions of gazetteers. These volumes will often list when the consulate opened, when they closed, who the consul general was, etc.

I am aware of consulates in the following locales: Shanghai, Nanning, Kunming, Shenyang, Urumqi, Kashgar, Tacheng, Altai, and Yining. But I'm sure there are others.


How many consular missions in Mao Zedong's China outside Beijing?

Dear colleagues,

Does anybody out there happen to have a  list of the foreign diplomatic missions that existed outside Beijing in the Mao years, and in which cities they were located? I suspect there would have been small missions representing neighbouring countries (e.g. Nepal, India, Burma, etc.) in places like Lhasa and Kunming, but I do not have much reliable and even less complete information concerning the overall picture for China as a whole. Any and all help will be much appreciated!

New Issue of The PRC History Review, Vol. 2, No. 3 (June 2017)

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.

Sino-American Competition in the Third World

Greeting H-PRC:

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. 

The 3rd “China and The Middle East” Conference June 7-8, 2017 Shanghai University



The 3rd “China and The Middle East” Conference


From Asia to the Middle East: Asianization of the Middle East with

Economic Characteristics?




Conference Venue: No. 149, Yanchang Road, North Building, Shanghai University

(Yanchang Campus)

Re: Debates about the position of Chairman of the PRC in the 1950s and 1960s

Hi Andrea!
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.


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