I have found many “published collections of PRC documents” appearing in China over the years to be comprehensive, well edited, and useful. The high tide for producing such collections relating to the history of the state (as distinct from the CCP) seems now to have passed. What I know happened in the 1980s and 1990s is that older cadres who would/could not be retired and may have been with the same organization since, say, its creation in 1949 or the early 1950s were moved sideways within their respective work units and invited to head up documentation projects.
I am looking for recommendations of published collections of PRC documents for a university library to purchase. I am interested in anything from elite politics on down to the grassroots.
Call for papers for panel:
Documents and Archives in the Mamluk Period
at the Fourth Conference of the School of Mamluk Studies, American University of Beirut,
11-13 May 2017
Panel organisers: Konrad Hirschler (Freie Universität Berlin), Daisy Livingston (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 562
Soviet nuclear submarine carrying nuclear weapons sank north of Bermuda
Top Secret Minutes of Politburo discussion show Soviets learned the lessons of Chernobyl
Open U.S.-Soviet communication regarding the accident on the eve of the Reykjavik summit of Reagan and Gorbachev
Responsible person(s): Xavier Ortells-Nicolau, David Martínez-Robles
Dear H-PRC listserv members,
Below are my very fragmented notes concerning recent resources, publications, etc. that I have seen circulating in the digital sphere. I'm posting them in part to encourage others to "fill in the blanks" as they see appropriate, either in the thread created by this discussion or in separate posts.