Oral history studies in contemporary China

  title={Oral history studies in contemporary China},
  author={Yuhe Zuo},
  journal={Journal of Modern Chinese History},
  pages={259 - 274}
  • Y. Zuo
  • Published 3 July 2015
  • History
  • Journal of Modern Chinese History
The rise of oral history is a new trend in historical studies in China that began in the late twentieth century. This promising tendency has so far achieved important results in two areas: theoretical exploration and oral interviews. This article proposes the theory of oral history’s four realities and three curtains and by so doing preliminarily clarifies the relations among historical memories, historical narratives, and the authenticity of oral history. These theories represent the current… 

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