New Book: G. Samarani, C. Meneguzzi Rostagni, S. Graziani (eds.), "Roads to Reconciliation People’s Republic of China, Western Europe and Italy During the Cold War Period (1949-1971)", Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2018

G. Samarani, C. Meneguzzi Rostagni, S. Graziani (eds.), "Roads to Reconciliation People’s Republic of China, Western Europe and Italy During the Cold War Period (1949-1971)", Edizioni Ca’ Foscari, 2018

Archives closing post-1949 materials?

Dear all: 

I have received numerous reports via various channels regarding a number of archives denying access to post-1949 materials. I have updated the PRC History Resources wiki to reflect these:

http://www.prchistoryresources.org/doku.php?id=archives

I also added updated information regarding several other archives. We all know that archival access can be tricky in China, but recent changes are particularly distressing, with no end in sight.

Seeking Panelists for the AHA Annual Meeting - Ethnic Minorities in the PRC

Note: This was originally posted on H-Asia but I'm reposting here as it might be of interest to H-PRC members.

 

Seeking panelists for the AHA Annual Meeting - Ethnic Minorities in the PRC

by Dongjo Shin

I am currently organizing a panel proposal for the AHA Annual Meeting in Chicago (Jan. 3 - 9, 2019).

Levenson Prize

Congratulations to Sigrid Schmalzer, whose book Red Revolution, Green Revolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China won the 2018 Joseph Levenson Post-1900 prize at the Association for Asian Studies. Here is the announcement.

 
 

Re: In search of infrared or ultraviolet enlightenment

Hi,

The first I could find for infrared light bulbs was the 上海灯泡厂 (now 上海亚明灯泡厂有限公司) in 1952. Not sure about production capacity and imports. My guess would be that production capacity was diffused to places which built up light bulb factories in the 1950s (Beijing, Wuhan, Guangzhou, and Tianjin)  and even more in the late 60s- early 70s with the Third Front.

Best,

Covell

 

In search of infrared or ultraviolet enlightenment

Colleagues!

Does one of you happen know when, give or take a year, the PRC first managed to manufacture infrared and/or ultraviolet lights (lightbulbs) domestically? If you do know, do you also happen to know which factory made such lights? And from which country, prior to developing its own production capacity, would the PRC have imported infrared/ultraviolet lights? East Germany?

Best,

Michael

Member Publication: The End of Concern

I am very very happy to announce that my new book, The End of Concern: Maoist China, Activism, and Asian Studies is officially out at Duke University Press. if you are interested in Global Maoism, Asian Studies in the US, and the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars, this is the book for you. 
https://www.dukeupress.edu/the-end-of-concern/index.html

Fabio

P.S.: I think the cover alone, which is solely the product of Duke UP's amazing design team, is worth the price of the book.  

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