Joshua Howard, Croft Associate Professor of History and International Studies, has received a residential fellowship at the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies for the 2019-2020 academic year.
His project, “New China Daily: Social Change and the Class Project in Wartime Nationalist China” is the first study of the Chinese Communist press and its relationship to social change and labor during the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945) and postwar labor movement. Broadening our perspective beyond a history of military conflict, political and institutional change, he argues that the Anti-Japanese War induced social change and working-class formation in Nationalist China’s cities, that was both reflected and facilitated by the New China Daily (Xinhua ribao).
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