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Title: China in Transition
Originating Office: IAS
Speaker: MacFarquhar, Roderick
Issue Date: 29-Jan-2015
Event Date: 29-Jan-2015
Group/Series/Folder: Record Group 8.15 - Institute for Advanced Study
Series 3 - Audio-visual Materials
Location: 8.15:3 EF
Notes: IAS distinguished lecture.
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Abstract: The speaker will discuss recent developments in China after the rise of Xi Jinping to leadership of the Communist party and the implications of the anti- corruption campaign.
Prof Roderick MacFarquhar received his AM degree in Far Eastern Regional Studies from Harvard in 1955 and his PhD degree in Government from London School of Economics in 1980. Before he pursued his academic career at Harvard University, he has served with distinction in a variety of fields and professions. He was a Second Lieutenant in Britain’s Royal Tank Regiment. After completing his master's degree, he rose to prominence in journalism, first in print as a correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and later in television as a correspondent, presenter and commentator for the BBC. Between 1974 and 1980, he gained first-hand knowledge of politics and policy while serving as a member of the British parliament. He is currently Leroy B. Williams Professor of History and Political Science at Harvard University, where he formerly served as Chair of the Department of Government and Director of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Research.
As one of the most renowned China specialists, Prof MacFarquhar’s 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 (3rd ed.); and a trilogy, The Origins of the Cultural Revolution; and Mao’s Last Revolution (co-authored with John Fairbank).
Prof MacFarquhar 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. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1986. In 1999, he received an honorary doctorate degree from Newcastle University and the Levenson Prize from the Association for Asian Studies for his book The Origins of the Cultural Revolution (vol. 3).
Duration: 86 min.
Appears in Series:8.15:3 - Audio-visual Materials
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