Vortrag Prof. Michael Schoenhals (Lund Univ., Sweden): „Are they reading our mail? – Postüberwachung in the early People’s Republic of China“

Verfügungsgebäude VG 2.101 Platz der Göttinger Sieben 7, Göttingen

On the basis of Chinese archival records, this presentation describes and critically assesses – including from a global, comparative perspective – covert postal inspection as conducted by state security organs in Mao Zedong’s China (1949–1976). According to an early classified directive, postal inspection and monitoring was to “pay attention to the imperialist countries as well […]