Elizabeth Perry was born to missionary parents in Shanghai in 1948, the year before the Chinese Communist revolution. A professor in the Department of Government at Harvard and director of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, she is one of America’s leading China scholars. Much of her research has been focused on popular protest and grassroots politics in mainland China.
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To fully understand unrest in China today you have to go back to the 1930s and the circumstances which led to the Chinese Communist Party taking power, says Harvard political scientist Elizabeth Perry. She recommends the best books on popular protest in China.
Interviews where books by Elizabeth Perry were recommended
Countries do have to come to terms with their own history, and it’s unhealthy that China has not yet come to terms with the Cultural Revolution, argues the West’s leading scholar of the period, Roderick MacFarquhar. He chooses the best five books on the Cultural Revolution.