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Re: SUBSCRIBER SELF-INTRODUCTIONS (your responses requested)

To add my intro, I am sort of an interloper on the list, because my primary research interests are in the 19th and early 20th centuries, specifically in missionary publications in Chinese in the late Qing. I completed my PhD at Yale in History in 1996, and published Fuzhou Protestants and the Making of a Modern China, 1857-1927 in 2001. Before that I did a MA at UBC and a BA in Asian Studies at ANU.

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It seems that I am the first Chinese trying to give self-introduction here. Hope that my humble introduction may attract more Chinese subscribers to reply, if the old saying 抛砖引玉 really works.

My name is Li Kunrui 李坤睿, a doctoral candidate in history in Peking University, under the direction of Prof. Yang Kuisong.

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I am an assistant professor of Chinese history at Tulane University.  When I began graduate school I imagined myself as a cultural historian, but with the prominence of politics in all aspects of modern China “historian of political culture” is probably a more accurate description.  I received my graduate training at UCLA with Philip Huang, Kathryn Bernhardt, and Lynn Hunt.

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

Matt is indeed correct that you could find some fairly rich materials at the FMA on the visits of various foreigners during the 1950s and early 1960s. During stints in previous years I saw numerous files on:

1. Data on journalists admitted and denied entry (by country, and at times by name as well)

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Hi all

Thanks a bunch to those who put H-PRC together and who are putting so much unremunerated time into this! 

I'm Josh Goldstein, History Dept,  Associate Prof- for- life at University of Southern California. I did my grad work at UCSD and wrote a book, Drama Kings, about late Qing and Rep. era Peking opera.  Over the last 10 years I've focused on contemporary informal recycling and urban waste history but have very little written work to show for it.  Currently I'm obsessed with climate change.

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

In the past one would have been able to access some of the raw pre-1966 reports in the archives of the 中华人民共和国外交部.  Typically the reports show up in folios related to specific visits, i.e. would be searchable based on the (transliterated) name of the individual or delegation involved.  I'm not sure if this lead is particularly helpful though, Michael, because of recent restrictions on searching and viewing of previously declassified 外交部 archival holdings.  But it's in those archives that I've seen the kind of sources that you're referring to.


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