• Leroy B. Williams Research Professor of History and Political Science, Emeritus, former Director of the Fairbank Center
  • http://scholar.harvard.edu/roderickmacfarquhar
  • Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies | CGIS South Building | 1730 Cambridge Street | Cambridge MA 02138

Research interests: Chinese politics from the founding of the People's Republic through the cultural revolution, including the Hundred Flowers Campaign, triangle relations between China, the Soviet Union and the United States, and Maoist political thought; Deng Xiaoping's reforms.

Roderick MacFarquhar is the Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science and formerly Director of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research.

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 has been a journalist, a TV commentator, and a Member of Parliament.

Chinese Name: 马若德 or 麦克法夸尔

From the Fairbank Blog:

Q. and A.: Roderick MacFarquhar on the Cultural Revolution and China Today, May 2016

From the Fairbank Podcast:

马若德是哈佛大学历史与政治学教授,曾任费正清东亚研究中心(费正清中国研究中心的前身)主任,主要研究兴趣为邓小平改革和从建国至文化大革命时期的中国政治,包括百花运动、中美苏三边关系以及毛泽东政治思想。此外,马若德教授是《中国季刊》(The China Quarterly)的创始编辑,任哥伦比亚大学、伍德罗·威尔逊国际学者中心及皇家国际事务研究所研究员。

MacFarquhar R, Schoenhals M. Mao's Last Revolution. Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard U P; 2006.

MacFarquhar R. The Origins of the Cultural Revolution, Volume #: The coming of the cataclysm, 1961-1966. New York: Columbia University Press; 1999.

MacFarquhar R. The Politics of China: The Eras of Mao and Deng. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press; 1997.

MacFarquhar R. The Cambridge History of China. Vol. 15, The People’s Republic. Part 2, Revolutions within the Chinese Revolution, 1966-1982. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press; 1991.

MacFarquhar R, Mao Z. The secret speeches of Chairman Mao : from the hundred flowers to the great leap forward. Cambridge: Harvard University Press; 1989.

MacFarquhar R. The Cambridge History of China. Vol. 14, The People’s Republic. Part 1, The emergence of revolutionary China, 1949-1965. Cambridge: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press; 1987.

MacFarquhar R. The Origins of the Cultural Revolution, Volume 2: The Great Leap Forward. New York: Columbia University Press; 1983.

MacFarquhar R. The Origins of the Cultural Revolution, Volume 1: Contradictions among the people, 1956-1957. New York: Columbia University Press; 1974.

MacFarquhar R. Sino-American relations, 1949-71. New York: Praeger; 1972.

MacFarquhar R. The Hundred Flowers Campaign and the Chinese Intellectuals. New York: Praeger; 1966.

MacFarquhar R. China under Mao: politics takes command. Cambridge: M.I.T. Press; 1966.

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