History Friday: For Your Reading Pleasure

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One of the reasons posts have been rather scanty here of late is that we (okay, “I”) have been resurrecting The Peking Review blog in a new format.

Some of you may know that I’ve got a collection of somewhere around 4,000 books and book-length works, of which about 2,200 are in electronic format and around 95% of those are freely available on the web. Apart from the occasional review of books that don’t comfortably fit into Silicon Hutong, I am posting on The Peking Review thumbnail summaries/reviews of up to five of those totally gratis books each day, along with a handy link for you to download them at your leisure.

It is a reasonably eclectic mix, so you may want to check through the categories if you are looking for something specific, or just browse recent posts.

For today’s History Friday, in honor of the re-launch of The Peking Review, I have pulled a few of the works on China’s history for you to check out. (And now that the hard work on The Peking Review is done, I can spend more time here.)


Foreigners in Areas of China Under Communist Jursidiction Before 1949

Liu Sha0-Ch’i and “People’s War:” A Report on the Creation of Base Areas in 1938

Sun Yat-Sen University in Moscow and the Chinese Revolution: A Personal Account


About David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.
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