Gaokao scores post-CR

A colleague (not a China scholar) asked me a question for which I had no answer, so I am passing it on to the H-PRC hive-mind.
He is looking for data on the gaokao scores of students admitted to universities in the post-Mao era (1977 to early 1980s). He has read (or I suggested he should read) the obvious studies in English (Unger, Pepper, etc.) but please, send along suggestions!

Many thanks!




CFA: Fourth UZH-BLCU Summer School in Chinese Language and Linguistics

The Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, and the Center for Studies of Chinese as a Second Language, Beijing Language and Culture University, invite undergraduate and graduate students proficient in Chinese (HSK 5) to participate in the Fourth Summer School in Standard Chinese, Varieties, Language Change in Beijing.

Re: Rural art during the Cultural Revolution

I found this booklet quite interesting:
Hebei renmin chubanshe (河北人民出版社) (eds), Nongcun meishu shouce [农村美术手册, Handbook for art in rural villages] (Shijiazhuang: Hebei renmin chubanshe, 1975)
It has theory and examples, both for images, slogans and calligraphy that can be used
stefan landsberger

Re: Rural art during the Cultural Revolution

The book I have on my shelf is Richard King, Art in Turmoil: The Chinese Cultural Revolution. FYI, I did not work in archives but interviewed artists and produced a documentary titled "From the Masses to the Masses: an Artist in Mao's China."
Cheers, Eric

Rural art during the Cultural Revolution

Dear colleagues, 

I am starting a project on socially-engaged art in the countryside and I am doing some background historical research. I was wondering if any of you had experience doing research in local archives on rural art during the Cultural Revolution. I would like to know what to expect before going back to China in the summer. Also, do you have any suggestion for secondary literature (in Chinese or English) on the topic? 

Many thanks,

Zhou Yanhua


Re: Member publication: Cook, The Cultural Revolution on Trial

Great news, congratulations! I have already ordered one of the copies and waited to read it. This topic is so important, really looking forward to your revisit. Almost any effort is contemporary China to establish a modern legal system can be traced back to this trial. Still remember my supervisor back in Peking Uni Law School to call back his memory on this event, it is the reason for him to pursue a career of law back then.

TOC: European Journal of East Asian Studies, 15.2 (2016)

The latest issue of European Journal of East Asian Studies is now available! Below, please find the table of contents and see the link for more information:

Volume 15, Issue 2, 2016

ISSN: 1568-0584 E-ISSN: 1570-0615

Foreword, by Philippe Régnier, page: 145 –145

Contributors, page: 147–147

Who Votes in East Asia?, by Elvis Bisong Tambe, pages: 149–173


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