Covert postal inspection in the early People's Republic of China

Project: Research

Research areas and keywords


  • Intelligence, Chinese Communist Party, Postal censorship, Surveillance


On the basis of Chinese archival records, this project 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). The outcome of the project will be a research monograph, for which Cambridge University Press has, per contract, the first right of refusal.
Effective start/end date2015/01/012020/01/23