Has anyone on H-PRC done research in any archive in Jiangsu Province recently? I am most interested in the provincial archives and the municipal archives in Nanjing, Taizhou, Suzhou, Changshu, and Wuxi, but would be happy to hear about procedures and conditions on access for other archives in Jiangsu as well.
I read Toby Lincoln's post on Dissertation Reviews about the Jiangsu Provincial Archives and the Wuxi Municipal Archives from 2013. Having to get a letter of introduction from the provincial archives to research at the Wuxi Municipal Archives is discouraging, and I wonder if this is true at other municipal archives in Jiangsu?
I am considering a research trip through Jiangsu later this month or next. I'm happy to show up 'blind' at the archives and test my luck, but if anyone has any advice, I hope you will share it with the community here.
George Washington University