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Re: What foreigners visiting Mao's China said and heard

Thanks to Mindy for the link!

I am sure most of you know this documentary already but, to add to what Mindy wrote, I too use it in my Modern East Asia course and it usually sparks an interesting discussion among the students. The documentary touches not only on issues of "propaganda," "false consciousness," patriotism and thought reform but also, directly and indirectly, on racism in the US, justice, just war, etc. And it stretches to the period of the Cultural Revolution (and for one of the prisoners, beyond that). 

Re: What foreigners visiting Mao's China said and heard

For those who haven’t seen it (or who want to see it again) --- Wang Shuibo’s documentary, They Chose China, is available online through the National Film Board of Canada website.  (It’s free to watch the streaming version of the film, and they charge a nominal fee for downloads.)

The film is here: https://www.nfb.ca/film/they_chose_china

Re: 关于 H-PRC成员《自我介绍》的通知

诸位同仁,你们好!

二周前发出了通知,号召每一位H-PRC成员上载自己简要《自我介绍》,到目前为止已经收到二十几份,均为英文的。毫无疑问,今后我们网站的首要“通用文字”还是英文,但H-PRC这个队伍的不少成员毕竟不是来自北美或大英帝国的,甚至有个别的人觉得自己未必将英文能够“运用自如”,鉴于此情况我们今天不过想声明一下,若有哪一位成员宁愿用中文来一个“自我介绍”帖子,这完全可以,我们热烈欢迎!H-PRC是没有语言偏爱的,我们都是来自五湖四海,为了一个共同的学术目标,走到一起来的!

祝好!

H-PRC编辑者: Jacob Eyferth, Aminda Smith, Matthew Johnson

Re: SUBSCRIBER SELF-INTRODUCTIONS (your responses requested)

Greetings,

Although I would consider myself a historian of the United States, my research is primarily focused on foreign relations and expatriates (especially in relation to China). My current research project (which I intend to expand into a dissertation) is on American expatriates in the People's Republic of China from 1949 until 1972 and conceptions of citizenship.

I will be entering the History PhD program at Boston University in the fall.

A. William Bell

Re: SUBSCRIBER SELF-INTRODUCTIONS (your responses requested)

 

Zizhuan:

I'm Daniel Leese, historian and sinologist working at the University of Freiburg in Germany. My research interests cover Qing history to the present, with a strong focus on PRC history. I have previously published "Mao cult: Rhetoric in Ritual in China's Cultural Revolution" (Cambridge UP) and edited a reference work, which some of you might know (Brill's Encyclopedia of China, Leiden 2009).

Re: What foreigners visiting Mao's China said and heard

This is a wonderful topic. Thank you for the resources listed.
Apologies for the shameless institutional self-promotion, but our series Assignment:China focuses on the work of journalists for American news organizations and is obviously related to the matter of "what foreigners said about China." The series begins with the KMT/CCP civil war and will eventually run to the 21st century. We've thus far screened

Civil War (late 1940s)
China Watching (1950s-60s)
The Week that Changed the World (ping pong diplomacy & the Nixon visit)

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