Republic of China
Professor Roderick MacFarquhar, one of the worlds pre-eminent scholars on China, will share his reflections and insights with us on October 1 at the Athenaeum. He is the Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science and formerly Director of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University. His publications include The Hundred Flowers Campaign and the Chinese Intellectuals (1960); The Sino-Soviet Dispute (1963); China under Mao (1966); Sino-American Relations, 1949-1971 (1972); The Secret Speeches of Chairman Mao (1989) (with Eugene Wu and Timothy Cheek); the final two volumes of the Cambridge History of China (1991)(edited with the late John Fairbank); The Politics of China 2nd Ed: The Eras of Mao and Deng (1997); and a trilogy, The Origins of the Cultural Revolution (1999). 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. His most recent, jointly-authored book (with Professor Michael Schoenhals) on the Cultural Revolution entitled Mao's Last Revolution was published by the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press in 2006.
Professor MacFarquhars visit, his second, to Claremont McKenna College is jointly sponsored by the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies and the Athenaeum.