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MacFarquhar, Roderick

Overview
Works: 152 works in 573 publications in 6 languages and 14,108 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of introduction, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: DS777.75, 915.1156
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Most widely held works by Roderick MacFarquhar
The Forbidden City by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 1,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Forbidden City provides a lively and informative history, along with many illustrations of perhaps Chinas most famous city
The origins of the Cultural Revolution by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

92 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 1,768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published for the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Studies of the East Asian Institute."
Mao's last revolution by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Cultural Revolution was a watershed event in the history of the People's Republic of China, the defining decade of half a century of communist rule. Before 1966, China was a typical communist state, with a command economy and a powerful party able to keep the population under control. But during the Cultural Revolution, in a move unprecedented in any communist country, Mao unleashed the Red Guards against the party. Tens of thousands of officials were humiliated, tortured, and even killed. Order had to be restored by the military, whose methods were often equally brutal." "Roderick MacFarquhar and Michael Schoenhals explain why Mao launched the Cultural Revolution, and show his Machiavellian role in masterminding it (which Chinese publications conceal). In often horrifying detail, they document the Hobbesian state that ensued. The movement veered out of control and terror paralyzed the country. Power struggles raged among Lin Biao, Zhou Enlai, Deng Xiaoping, and Jiang Qing - Mao's wife and leader of the Gang of Four - while Mao often played one against the other." "After Mao's death, in reaction to the killing and the chaos, Deng Xiaoping led China into a reform era in which capitalism flourishes and the party has lost its former authority. In its critical analysis of Chairman Mao and its portrait of a culture in turmoil, Mao's Last Revolution offers the most authoritative and compelling account to date of this seminal event in the history of China."--Jacket
Prisoner of the state : the secret journal of Zhao Ziyang by Ziyang Zhao( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives readers a front row seat to the secret inner workings of China's government. It is the story of Premier Zhao Ziyang, who tried to stop the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989, and was dethroned for his efforts
The Politics of China : the eras of Mao and Deng by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

33 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bringing together substantial essays by leading scholars, this volume offers a comprehensive introduction to and analysis of the politics of the People's Republic of China from 1949 through the mid-1990s. The first four chapters are drawn from The Cambridge History of China, Volumes 14 and 15. The last two chapters, covering events, through the mid-1990s, have been written specifically for this edition. The particular strength of the volume is the depth of expert knowledge provided for each extraordinary political era; each period is covered by a specialist on the events of that time. The volume should be equally useful to general readers with an interest in China and to students; it should also serve as a valuable reference for specialists
China under Mao : politics takes command : a selection of articles from the China quarterly by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

22 editions published between 1966 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hundred flowers campaign and the Chinese intellectuals by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

26 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sino-American relations, 1949-1971 by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paradox of China's post-Mao reforms( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret speeches of Chairman Mao : from the hundred flowers to the great leap forward by Zedong Mao( Book )

12 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Politics of China, 1949-1989 by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

16 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sino-American relations, 1949-71 by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The People's Republic, Part 1 : the emergence of Revolutionary China, 1949-1965 by John King Fairbank( Book )

21 editions published between 1987 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A century of revolutionary upheaval in China reached a climax in 1949 with the creation of the People's Republic. A central government had now gained full control of the Chinese mainland, thus achieving the national unity so long desired. Moreover, this central government was committed for the first time to the overall modernization of the nation's polity, economy, and society. This is the first of the two final volumes of The Cambridge History of China, which describe the efforts of the People's Republic of China to grapple with the problems of adaptation to modern times. Volume 14 deals with the achievements of the economic and human disasters of the new regime's first sixteen years (1949-65). Part I chronicles the attempt to adapt the Soviet model of development to China, and Part II covers the subsequent efforts of China's leaders to find native solutions that would provide more rapid and appropriate answers to China's problems. Each of the two parts of the volume analyzes the key issues and developments in the spheres of politics, economics, culture, education, and foreign relations. The contributors, all leading scholars of the period, show the interrelation of Chinese actions in all these spheres, and the describe how, gradually, events led to the Cultural Revolution launched by Mao Tse-tung in 1966
The great leap forward, 1958-1960 by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge history of China by Willard J Peterson( Book )

27 editions published between 1978 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge History of China is one of the most far-reaching works of international scholarship ever undertaken, exploring the main developments in political, social, economic and intellectual life from the Ch?in empire to the present day. The contributors are specialists from the international community of sinological scholars. Many of the accounts break new ground; all are based on fresh research. The works are written not only with students and scholars but also with the general reader in mind. No knowledge of Chinese is assumed, though for readers of Chinese, proper and other names are identified with their characters in the index. Numerous maps and tables illustrate the text. Volume 3, covers the second great period of unified imperial power, 589?906, when China established herself as the centre of a wider cultural sphere, embracing Japan, Korea and Vietnam. It was an era in which there was a great deal of rapid social and economic change, and in which literature and the arts reached new heights of attainment
Towards a new world order = Sae sekyechilsŏ rŭl hyanghayŏ( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coming of the cataclysm, 1961-1966 by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume begins with the great famine of the early 1960s which resulted in tens of millions of deaths, setting in train a series of emergency measures which increasingly divided Mao from his comrades-in-arms
Prisoner of the state the secret journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang by Ziyang Zhao( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A memoir produced from tapes the former Chinese premier recorded in secrecy during his sixteen years of house arrest discusses his efforts to stop the Tiananmen Square massacre and the need for China to adopt democratic reforms
Guo jia de qiu tu : Zhao Ziyang de mi mi lu yin = Prisoner of the state by Ziyang Zhao( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in Chinese and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jianqiao Zhonghua Renmin Gongheguo shi : Zhongguo ge ming nei bu de ge ming, 1966-1982( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 15 of The Cambridge History of China is the second of two volumes dealing with the People's Republic of China since its birth in 1949. The harbingers of the Cultural Revolution were analyzed in Volume 14 and Volume 15 traces a course of events still only partially understood by most Chinese. It begins by analysing the development of Mao's thought since the Communist seizure of power, and, in doing so, attempts to understand why he launched the movement. The contributors grapple with the conflict of evidence between what was said favourably about the Cultural Revolution at the time and the often diametrically opposed retrospective accounts. Volume 15, together with Volume 14, provides the most comprehensive and clearest account of how revolutionary China has developed in response to the upheavals initiated by Mao and Teng Hsiao-p'ing
 
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Alternative Names
Mac Farquhar, Roderick

Mac Farquhar, Roderick 1930-

MacFarquhar, Roderick Lemonde 1930-

Mai-kʻo-fa-kʻua-erh, J. R.

Mai-k'o-fa-k'ua-erh, J. R. 1930-

Maikefakua'er 1930-

Mc Farquhar, Roderick

McFarquhar, Roderick

McFarquhar Roderick 1930-....

Roderick Mac Farquhar personnalit politique britannique

マクファーカー, ロデリック

マックファーカー, ロデリック

マックファークァー

马若德

麦克法夸尔 1930-

麦克法夸尔, R. 1930-

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Mao's last revolutionPrisoner of the state : the secret journal of Zhao ZiyangThe Politics of China : the eras of Mao and DengThe paradox of China's post-Mao reformsThe People's Republic, Part 1 : the emergence of Revolutionary China, 1949-1965The Cambridge history of ChinaThe coming of the cataclysm, 1961-1966Prisoner of the state the secret journal of Premier Zhao Ziyang