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Beginning around 2002, a team of researchers from Harvard University began to collect materials, in situ, on the everyday life of villages in the prefecture (and now municipality) of Jinhua, located about three hundred miles southeast of Shanghai in central Zhejiang Province. This body of materials is now archived across various digital repositories at Harvard. Built on a selection of these digital data, this site is designed to be a guided pedagogical space where students are provided with strategies to engage more fully with these remarkable materials.

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This site is organized around a series of learning modules, each devoted to a specific theme on the local history of China. The modules are listed in the left sidebar as well as at the bottom of this page.


This project is coordinated by Michael Szonyi.  The site was designed by Vincent Leung.  The project has been made possible with support from the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations' Public Intellectuals Program, which is funded by the Henry  Luce and C.V. Starr Foundations

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