Jennifer Altehenger explains how China’s party-state attempted to mobilize ordinary citizens to learn laws during the early years of the PRC.
Gao Yunxiang highlights the close relationships between three famous African Americans and two notable Chinese artists in the early twentieth century.
In Chiang Kai-shek’s Politics of Shame, Grace C. Huang reconsiders Chiang’s leadership and legacy by drawing on an extraordinary and uncensored collection of his diaries, telegrams, and speeches stitched together by his secretaries.
Opportunity in Crisis explores the history of late Qing Cantonese migration along the West River basin during war and reconstruction and the impact of those developments on the relationship between state and local elites on the Guangxi frontier. By situating Cantonese upriver and overseas migration within the same framework, Steven Miles reconceives the late Qing as an age of Cantonese diasporic expansion rather than one of state decline.
Lawrence Reardon’s meticulous tracing of the evolution of the coastal development strategy provides important new insights about the crucial period of the 1980s and how it paved the way for China’s transformation into a global economic superpower.
Robert Cliver’s “Red Silk” is a history of China’s Yangzi Delta silk industry during the wars, crises, and revolutions of the mid-twentieth century
Harvard Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies · Trade, Tariffs, and Nationalism in Republican China, with Felix Boecking “No Great Wall: Trade, Tariffs, and Nationalism in Republican China, 1927–1945” (Harvard Asia