A righteous view of history from China Media Project: A project of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre at The University of Hong Kong

April 22, 2015

We wrote recently about a rising tide of animosity in China’s state press against the “infiltration” of Western ideas in Chinese education and scholarship — and provided a full translation of a hard-line essay decrying the “westernization” of economics education.

The latest target, it seems, is historical scholarship.

In a high-minded article posted on Monday to the official website of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences — and published in its official journal, Chinese Social Sciences Today — Li Zhiting (李治亭) of the National Qing Dynasty History Compilation Committee (国家清史编纂委员会) attacked a handful of American sinologists, ridiculing their work in the field of “New Qing History” as “pseudo-academic.”

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[ABOVE: American historians Pamela CrossleyMark Elliot and James Millward are singled out for abuse in a recent essay from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.]

 

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