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The Origins of the Cultural Revolution Vol. 1

The Coming of the Cataclysm, 1961-1966

The Origins of the Cultural Revolution( )
Author: MacFarquhar, Roderick
Series title:Origins of the Cultural Revolution Ser.
ISBN:978-0-231-08385-0
Publication Date:Jan 1974
Publisher:Columbia University Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $122.00
Book Description:

Why did Mao Zedong launch the cultural revolution that almost destroyed all that he had worked so long and so hard to create? In his highly praised study-now a classic-Roderick MacFarquhar seeks to answer that question by examining the politics, economics, culture, and international relations of China from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s.

Book Details
Pages:439
Detailed Subjects: History / Asia / China
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13.564 x 21.387 x 2.819 cm
Book Weight:0.54 Kilograms
Author Biography
MacFarquhar, Roderick (Author)
Roderick Lemonde MacFarquhar was born in Lahore, India on December 2, 1930. He graduated with a degree in philosophy, politics and economics from Keble College, Oxford University, in 1953. He briefly worked at The Telegraph of London before receiving a master's degree in East Asian studies from Harvard University.

In 1960, he founded The China Quarterly, an academic journal on Chinese politics and economics published by the University of Cambridge. He was elected to Parliament in Britain as a Labour candidate in 1974 and served for five years. He went on to teach history and political science at Harvard. He was the director of the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard from 1986 to 1992, and again from 2005 to 2006. He wrote several books including The Origins of the Cultural Revolution. He died from heart failure on February 10, 2019 at the age of 88.

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