Historische Forschung Online / Historical Research Online

(For the English version see below.)

Allgemein

Dissertation Reviews

Since 2010, Dissertation Reviews has featured more than 1000 overviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations in a wide variety of disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our goal is to offer readers a glimpse of each discipline’s immediate present by focusing on the window of time between dissertation defense and first book publication.” Siehe dissertation reviews

Unter den vielen Dissertationen die auf dieser Seite rezensiert werden, kommen besonders viele aus dem Feld der Ostasienwissenschaften, insbesondere der chinesischen Geschichte. Siehe dieser Link

Für diejenigen, die in China Archivrecherchen durchführen möchten, sind die Einträge under der Kategorie  “fresh from the archives” besonders nützlich. Hier können andere Archivbenutzer (meist DoktorandInnen) ihre Erfahrungen mit der Benutzung einzelner Archive teilen und sich gegenseitig über den aktuellen Stand der Zugänglichkeit von Dokumenten und den Auflagen für Besucher auf dem Laufenden halten. Manchmal gibt es sogar Tipps zu den besten Straßen-Snacks rund ums Archiv. Dabei gilt jedoch: Insbesondere chinesische Archive haben ihre Benutzerrichtlinien in den vergangenen Jahren immer wieder geändert, die Einträge könnten also auch schon wieder veraltet sein!

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Emperor Qianlong

Studien zur Qing-Dynastie

Manchu Studies Group

The primary purpose of the Manchu Studies Group (MSG) is to advance and promote informed scholarship on all aspects of Manjuristics, including (but not limited to) history, literature, linguistics, philology, anthropology, religious studies, art history, folklore, material culture, and cultural studies. In addition, it is hoped that MSG will provide a greater sense of community for scholars working in these areas, wherever they may be.” Siehe MSG

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Chiang Kai-shek (蒋介石)

Republikzeit

MCLC Resource Center of the Ohio State University

The MCLC Resource Center is the online face of the print journal Modern Chinese Literature and Culture. It publishes online articles (see “Web Publications”) and book reviews (see “Book Reviews”) and sponsors the MCLC LIST (see “MCLC List”). It also houses bibliographies of mostly English-language materials on modern and contemporary Chinese literature, film/media, visual arts, music, education, and culture. ” Siehe MCLC

Insbesondere die Bibliografie die man auf dieser Seite finden kann, bietet eine gute Übersicht zu Forschungsdatenbanken und auch eine Liste der US-Amerikanischen, taiwanesischen und chinesischen Forschungseinrichtungen und Vereinigungen. Studenten aus Deutschland können sich hier einen Überblick darüber verschaffen, was jenseits von Europa passiert. Man kann sich sogar kostenfrei in einen Emailverteiler des MCLC eintragen.

Volksrepublik

The PRC History Group

The PRC History Group is a network of scholars with interests in the history of the People’s Republic of China.  We define history broadly, to encompass a wide variety of disciplinary approaches, and we understand the history of the PRC to include decades prior to the official change of state power in 1949.” Siehe PRC History

Seit 2014 bringt dieses Netzwerk von Historikern eine eigene Zeitschrift heraus, die PRC History Review, die frei zugänglich ist. Außerdem veröffentlicht und kommentiert die Gruppe jeden Monat ein Dokument aus der Geschichte der Volksrepublik. Vor allem Studierende, die ihre Lesefähigkeit verbessern wollen, können hier Texte aus den 1950ern und 1960ern durchstöbern und dabei den kommunistischen Sprachstil und die Besonderheiten des bürokratischen Chinesisch kennenlernen.

H-PRC

H-PRC is the H-Net presence of the PRC History Group, a network of scholars with interests in the history of the People’s Republic of China.“See H-PRC 

Über die Webseite von H-Net, einem US-Portal für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, gelangt man zu H-PRC, einem weiteren Internetauftritt der PRC History Group (siehe oben). Hier werden Informationen zu neuesten Publikationen ausgetauscht, aber gelegentlich kommt es auch zu hitzigen und sehr sebstkritischen Debatten unter den Historiker. So z.B. hier.

SASS Collection der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen-Nürnberg

The SASS Collection of Intellectual, Social, and Technological History of the People’s Republic of China, donated by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) to the Institute of Sinology at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in 2006, offers fascinating and multifaceted possibilities of researching on contemporary China. Integrated into the main library system of FAU, the collection contains approximately 100,000 separate volumes as well as a variety of periodicals (approx. 10,000 bounded volumes) published from the late 1940s to the 1980s.” Siehe SASS-Collection

In Anlehnung an die PRC History Group stellt auch das sinologische Institut jeden Monat mit einem kurzen Artikel ein Dokument aus seiner Sammlung vor. Darunter beispielsweise ein Artikel vom Oktober 2016 zu Diavorführungen als Mittel zur Bildung der chinesischen Bevölkerung.


English version:

General

Dissertation Reviews

Since 2010, Dissertation Reviews has featured more than 1000 overviews of recently defended, unpublished doctoral dissertations in a wide variety of disciplines across the Humanities and Social Sciences. Our goal is to offer readers a glimpse of each discipline’s immediate present by focusing on the window of time between dissertation defense and first book publication.” See dissertation reviews

Among the dissertations under review, many belong to the field of East Asian Studies, especially Chinese history. See here

For those who plan to conduct research in foreign archives, the section “fresh from the archives” is very helpful. Researchers here shared their experiences in accessing archival material and keep you up to date which documents are required to enter the archive or even where the best snack-stand can be found nearby. But beware: For Chinese archives, accessibility and requirements are subject to frequent changes!

Qing Studies

Manchu Studies Group

The primary purpose of the Manchu Studies Group (MSG) is to advance and promote informed scholarship on all aspects of Manjuristics, including (but not limited to) history, literature, linguistics, philology, anthropology, religious studies, art history, folklore, material culture, and cultural studies. In addition, it is hoped that MSG will provide a greater sense of community for scholars working in these areas, wherever they may be.” See here

Republican China

MCLC Resource Center of the Ohio State University

The MCLC Resource Center is the online face of the print journal Modern Chinese Literature and Culture. It publishes online articles (see “Web Publications”) and book reviews (see “Book Reviews”) and sponsors the MCLC LIST (see “MCLC List”). It also houses bibliographies of mostly English-language materials on modern and contemporary Chinese literature, film/media, visual arts, music, education, and culture. ” See MCLC

Especially the bibliography is a very useful tool to get an overview not only of resources for research, but it also includes a list of US-American and East Asian universities and associations active in the field. This might be especially useful for students from Europe not familiar with non-European institutions. See here  Additionally, the MCLC maintains a mailing list you can subsribe to.

People’s Republic of China

The PRC History Group:

The PRC History Group is a network of scholars with interests in the history of the People’s Republic of China.  We define history broadly, to encompass a wide variety of disciplinary approaches, and we understand the history of the PRC to include decades prior to the official change of state power in 1949.” See PRC History

Since 2014, the network even publishes its own journal, the PRC History Review which fully accessible online. Furthermore, each month researchers upload and discuss a document from PRC history. Especially for students interested in becoming more accustomed to reading Chinese source material from the 1950s and 1960s, browsing through these documents is a nice way to familiarize yourself with Communist diction and bureaucratic Chinese.

H-Net Network for PRC History

H-PRC is the H-Net presence of the PRC History Group, a network of scholars with interests in the history of the People’s Republic of China.“See H-PRC 

Here you can get information on the newest publications in the field and you can follow lively and often very self-critical discussions among the researchers of this field. See for example this one.

SASS Collection at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität in Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)

The SASS Collection of Intellectual, Social, and Technological History of the People’s Republic of China, donated by Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) to the Institute of Sinology at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) in 2006, offers fascinating and multifaceted possibilities of researching on contemporary China. Integrated into the main library system of FAU, the collection contains approximately 100,000 separate volumes as well as a variety of periodicals (approx. 10,000 bounded volumes) published from the late 1940s to the 1980s.” See SASS-Collection

Inspired by the PRC History Group the SASS regularly features a “text of the month” alongside a short article describing why this source is of particular interest. See for example the article on slide shows as used to educate illiterate Chinese from October 2016 here.

To be continued…


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