Digital History

The PRC History Source Transparency Project is a digital archive of rare grassroots sources from my personal collection that I have cited in my published work. Because there may be no other way for other researchers to verify the claims I make based on these sources, or to assess whether these sources are genuine, I am making them openly available while also taking into account the privacy of the individuals mentioned in the sources.

The SFU Tiananmen Square Project has resulted in more than 60 original contributions to Wikipedia about the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. For details, see Jeremy Brown and Benedicte Melanie Olsen, “Teaching Tiananmen: Using Wikipedia in the Undergraduate Classroom to Write about Recent History,” Perspectives on History: The Newsmagazine of the American Historical Association (April 2012): 18-19.

SFU History Sensitive Topics in Recent Chinese History features 18 original contributions to Wikipedia by SFU undergraduate students in 2021.

The SFU Chinese History site features original book reviews by graduate students from Simon Fraser University, along with links to other sites related to modern Chinese history.

Dictatorship and Everyday Life in Modern Asia features annotated primary sources and original essays produced by Simon Fraser University students in 2015.