Roderick MacFarquhar

Roderick MacFarquhar

Roderick MacFarquhar (1930 – 2019) was Harvard University’s Leroy B Williams Professor of History and Political Science. From 1986-1992, he was the director of Harvard University’s Fairbank Centre for China Studies. He was the leading western scholar of the Cultural Revolution,  the decade of turmoil that terrorized China beginning in 1966, and his The Origins of the Cultural Revolution is firmly cemented as a classic in the field.

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The best books on Maoism, recommended by Julia Lovell

While researching Maoism, China expert Julia Lovell battled against two incorrect assumptions: “firstly that Maoism is a story of China; and secondly that Maoism is a story of the past.” Here she recommends five books for coming to grips with the global, still-relevant impact of Maoism.

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