H-PRC is the H-Net presence of the PRC History Group, a network of scholars with interests in the history of the People’s Republic of China.  We define history broadly, to encompass a wide variety of disciplinary approaches, and we understand the history of the PRC to include eras prior to the official change of state power in 1949.

Recent Discussions

New issue of the PRC History Review

Dear H-PRC Colleagues,

We are very pleased to announce publication of the new issue of The PRC History Review, featuring a roundtable review of Timothy Cheek's The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History (Cambridge University Press, 2015), with contributions by Matthew D. Johnson, Sebastian Veg, Peter Zarrow, Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, Aminda Smith, Timothy B. Weston, and a response by Timothy Cheek.  

The issue is available online here: 


A New issue in the PRC History Review Book Review series

The PRC History Group is pleased to announce the third issue in the PRC History Review Book Review Series. Dayton Lekner reviews Wang Ning's Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness: Political Exile and Reeducation in Mao's China (Cornell University Press, 2017), with a response from the author: http://prchistory.org/prc-history-review/

Reminder: CFA Fellowships and Grants in China Studies 2018-19

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications in China Studies. With the generous support of the Henry Luce Foundation, The National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation (CCK) for International Scholarly Exchange, ACLS offers support for early career scholars and for the organization of meetings, workshops, and conferences.

Workshop: Statistics, Categories, Politics at University of Freiburg this week

On October 4-5, the Maoist Legacy project team will be hosting the workshop "Statistics, Categories, Politics" at the University of Freiburg, bringing together scholars of imperial and modern China to discuss digital methods, quantitative approaches, and the reading of statistical sources.