Category Archives: China

Academia Historica, Taipei

A review of Academia Historica (國史館), Taipei, Taiwan. My research explores Sino-German diplomatic relations between 1938 and 1944, with a particular focus on relations after…

Three Collections in Xi’an

A review of the Shaanxi Provincial Archives (陕西省档案馆), the Shaanxi Provincial Library (陕西省图书馆), and the Xi’an Municipal Archives  (西安市档案馆), Xi’an, China. This review, like the…

Dissertation Reviews Meet-and-Greet in Toronto

During the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting, there will be an informal Dissertation Reviews Meet-and-Greet on Friday, March 16 at Barristers Bar in the Hilton Toronto [145…

Sichuan Provincial Archives

A review of the Sichuan Provincial Archives (四川省档案馆), Chengdu, China. The Sichuan Provincial Archives comprise three administrative buildings nestled inside of a closed-off living community…

Doing Oral History in the PRC

Finding and Communicating with Oral Historical Informants in the PRC Since the 1980s, a quiet revolution has been brewing in the field of Chinese studies. …

Foreign Ministry Archives of the PRC

A review of the Foreign Ministry Archives of the People’s Republic of China (外交部档案馆), Beijing, China. Ed. Note: Please see important update on the FMA,…

Qing Formations: Two New Perspectives

A two-part review of Chinese Officials in the Hung Taiji Period (1627-1643) [皇太極時期的漢官 (1627-1643)], by TSAI SUNG-YING [蔡松穎]; and The Juridical System of the Qing…