Roderick MacFarquhar

Former Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science, Emeritus, former Director of the Fairbank Center 1986-1992, 2005-2006


Roderick MacFarquhar (1930-2019) (马若德 or 麦克法夸尔) was the Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science and formerly Director of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research from 1986-1992 and again from 2005-2006. His publications include The Hundred Flowers Campaign and the Chinese Intellectuals; The Sino-Soviet Dispute; China under Mao; Sino-American Relations, 1949-1971; The Secret Speeches of Chairman Mao; the final two volumes of the Cambridge History of China (edited with the late John Fairbank); The Politics of China 2nd Ed: The Eras of Mao and Deng; and a trilogy, The Origins of the Cultural Revolution. His most recent, jointly-authored book on the Cultural Revolution entitled Mao’s Last Revolution was published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in 2006. He was the founding editor of “The China Quarterly,” and has been a fellow at Columbia University, the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the Royal Institute for International Affairs. In previous personae, he was a journalist, a TV commentator, and a Member of Parliament.

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