Remapping the Archive: New Histories of the PRC

Asia in Action Workshop Series

Series Abstract:

Intensifying historical censorship in China––compounded by the acute disruption of the pandemic––has closed off the official archive as we once knew it. The Modern China field has been forced to reckon with the possibility that access to PRC sources may soon become exceptional, and that this foreclosure portends a post-archival future. How do we make sense of history without archive, or archive without history? This four-part workshop series highlights innovative approaches by several leading scholars to move beyond traditional archival methodologies and examine perennial questions in PRC History from a new aspect.


Managing Information
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