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/

CFP, International Conference on the “Xi Jinping Effect” (Banff, Canada, June 2019)

Dear all,

Sorry for cross-posting!

Ashley Esarey at University of Alberta and Rongbin Han at University of Gerogia are co-organizing a conference on the Xi Jinping Effect. The conference will be held in Banff, from June 26-28, 2019. 

For details, please click the following link:


Re: Looking for a 2014 article

Dear Matt and colleagues:

Thanks for your inquiry. I just communicated with Prof. Wang Yangzong 王扬宗 of the University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and author of the paper in question, and he has kindly given me permission to share his article with colleagues on this list. You can download a PDF version of the article, with some corrections of typos, at my Dropbox by October 15, 2018: https://www.dropbox.com/s/o7yinp6uv17k46j/%E4%B8%AD%E7%A7%91%E9%99%A2%E7....

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.

Re: Query about Xinhua images copyright (cross-posted from H-PRC)

Dear Julia: I'm reasonably sure that the suggestion made by the Chinese studies librarian is based on a faulty understanding of copyright laws. If you want to be sure that you're not infringing upon any person's rights existing under the current copyright laws of the PRC, you should think about obtaining the advice of a lawyer who is fully familiar with those laws.


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