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Arch Dalrymple III Department of History

University of Mississippi

Joshua Howard Awarded Fellowship at Institute for Advanced Studies

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).

The Institute for Advanced Study is one of the world’s leading centers for curiosity-driven basic research. Since 1930, it has served as a model for protecting and promoting independent inquiry, prompting the establishment of similar institutes around the world, and underscoring the importance of academic freedom worldwide.

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