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Grants in Modern Chinese History and Chinese Archaeology from the Esherick-Ye Family Foundation

The Esherick-Ye Family Foundation is pleased to announce its inaugural competition for small grants of up to $5,000 to support projects in modern Chinese economic, social, and political history; or Chinese archaeology.

Grants will support travel to China for research or field work.   Grants are available for graduate students and untenured faculty for projects on modern Chinese history and for undergraduate and graduate students as well as untenured faculty in archaeology.

New issue of 《昨天》

The latest issue of《昨天》[Yesterday], no. 77, contains a wonderful personal retrospective - by 何蜀 He Shu, the editor - on twenty plus years spent researching, writing and publishing articles and books about the history of the Cultural Revolution in the PRC. For H-PRC members interested in the evolution of the scholarly field of independent CR studies inside China, it is most definitely a "must read"! See pp.

Re: Searching for morning hunters and after-dinner critics in Mao-era sources

PS As mentioned earlier, the Terrill books has a Meisner text, but also: the Duke book in n.25 on p.237 refers to Marx and Meisner: Mao's China, 1977 (2 years before Terrill was published) p.234. On this page we find: "nothing was more frequently quoted ... So, it seems M.M. started this. TK

Re: Copyright questions, again

Hi Amanda,

If it is of any help, here is an edited version of what I told a reputable university press when, some years ago, I was in a situation vaguely similar to the one in which you now find yourself. I also very much wanted the press to not have to worry, and believed that there would not be any problems if I put it in this way (the press accepted my reassurances and so far there have indeed not been any problems).

Re: Searching for morning hunters and after-dinner critics in Mao-era sources

Dear Sigrid, I have only anecdotal evidence and I hope more people will share their own findings. I have spent a fair amount of time reading documents concerning the urban communes and one would think that if there is a moment when that quote should make its appearance, the GLF is that moment. But I never bumped into the quote once, in any form. Again, this is not the result of an exhaustive search but it might at least corroborate what you feel/think. Fabio


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