The PRC History Review

Book Review Series

Number 13 October 2019
PRC History Book Review Series: Jennifer Altehenger, Legal Lessons: Popularizing Laws in the People’s Republic of China, 1949–1989 (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018). Reviewed by Philip Thai with a response from Jennifer Altehenger.
Number 12 October 2019
PRC History Book Review Series: Eddy U, Creating the Intellectual: Chinese Communism and the Rise of a Classification (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2019). Reviewed by Patrick Buck with a response from Eddy U.
Number 11 September 2019
PRC History Book Review Series: Robert Culp, The Power of Print in Modern China: Intellectuals and Industrial Publishing from the End of Empire to Maoist State Socialism (New York: Columbia University Press, 2019). Reviewed by Lara Yuyu Yang with a response from Robert Culp.
Number 10 September 2019
PRC History Book Review Series: Martin T. Fromm, Borderland Memories: Searching for Historical Identity in Post-Mao China (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019). Reviewed by Matt Wills with a response from Martin Fromm.

Volume 4

Volume 4  Number 2  August 2019
Special Issue: Teaching the PRC.

Book Review Series

Number 9 August 2019
PRC History Book Review Series: Wang Di. The Teahouse Under Socialism: The Decline and Renewal of Public Life in Chengdu, 1950-2000 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018). Reviewed by Toby Lincoln.
Number 8 August 2019
PRC History Book Review Series: Rebecca E. Karl. The Magic of Concepts: History and the Economic in Twentieth-Century China (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017). Reviewed by Saul Thomas with a response from Rebecca Karl.
Number 7 July 2019
PRC History Book Review Series: Brian DeMare. Mao’s Cultural Army. Drama Troupes in China’s Rural Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015). Reviewed by Liang Luo with a response from Brian DeMare.
Number 6 June 2019
PRC History Book Review Series: Sebastian Veg. Minjian: The Rise of China’s Grassroots Intellectuals. (New York: Columbia University Press, 2019). Reviewed by David Ownby with a response from Sebastian Veg.
Number 5 March 2019
PRC History Book Review Series: Wang Zheng. Finding Women in the State: A Socialist Feminist Revolution in the People’s Republic of China, 1949-1964 . (University of California Press, 2017).  Reviewed by Yang Lin with a response from Wang Zheng.
Number 4 February 2019
PRC History Book Review Series: Lian Xi. Blood Letters: The Untold Story of Lin Zhao, A Martyr in Mao’s China. (Basic Books, 2018).  Reviewed by Yupeng Jiao.

Volume 4

Volume 4  Number 1 February 2019
PRC History Roundtable: Timothy Cheek, The Intellectual in Modern Chinese History (Cambridge University Press, 2015)

Book Review Series

Number 3 January 2019
PRC History Book Review Series: Wang Ning. Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness: Political Exile and Re-education in Mao’s China (Cornell University Press, 2017).  Reviewed by Dayton Lekner with a response from Wang Ning.
Number 2 September 2018
PRC History Book Review Series: Denise Y. Ho. Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao’s China (Cambridge University Press, 2018).  Reviewed by Leksa Lee with a response from Denise Ho.
Number 1 June 2018
PRC History Book Review Series: Sigrid Schmalzer, Red Revolution, Green Reveolution: Scientific Farming in Socialist China (U of Chicago, 2016).  Reviewed by Spencer Stewart with a response from Sigrid Schmalzer

Volume 3

Volume 3 Number 1 October 2018
PRC History Roundtable: New Perspectives in PRC History.

Volume 2

Volume 2  Number 4 October 2017
PRC History Provocations Series: Tani Barlow, Jiang Qing, Seriously
Volume 2  Number 3  June 2017
PRC History Roundtable: China from Without: Doing PRC History in Foreign Archives.
Volume 2 Number 2 April 2017
PRC History Research Paper Series: Joseph W. Esherick, “The CCP in the 1930s: The View from Defectors’ Declarations (脱离共党宣言)”
Volume 2 Number 1 February 2017
PRC History Research Paper Series: Carin Graminius, “Building a New China: Hukou Investigation Practices in Beijing and Tianjin, 1949 – 1950”

Volume 1

Volume 1 Number 3 December 2015
PRC History Research Paper Series: Joseph W. Esherick, “Tracking an Iconic Photograph”
Volume 1 Number 2 August 2015
PRC History Roundtable:  Elizabeth J. Perry, Anyuan: Mining China’s Revolutionary Tradition (University of California Press, 2012)
Volume 1 Number 1 May 2014
PRC History Roundtable:  Gail Hershatter, The Gender of Memory: Rural Women and China’s Collective Past (University of California Press, 2011)
The PRC History Review is published by The PRC History Group.
Editor in chief: Aminda Smith
Editors: Matthew D. Johnson, Jacob Eyferth, Fabio Lanza