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MacFarquhar, Roderick

Overview
Works: 126 works in 707 publications in 6 languages and 14,694 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other, Creator
Classifications: DS777.75, 915.1156
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Most widely held works by Roderick MacFarquhar
The Forbidden City by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

20 editions published between 1972 and 1979 in 4 languages and held by 1,932 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 )

52 editions published between 1974 and 1987 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the final volume in a trilogy that examines the politics, personalities, economics, culture, and international relations of China from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s. It seeks to answer the central question: Why did Chairman Mao Zedong launch the Cultural Revolution (1966--76), which plunged China into chaos and almost destroyed its Communist Party? The Coming of the Cataclysm starts with the great famine of the early 1960s, which resulted in tens of millions of deaths and set in train a series of emergency measures that increasingly divided Mao from his comrades-in-arms. His anger that they were prepared to adopt "capitalist" methods to rescue the country was sharpened by his belief that Moscow had actually gone capitalist and sold out to the "imperialist" West. From 1961 to 1966, the period covered by this volume, the increasingly urgent question for Mao was how to prevent a similar revolutionary degeneration in China. The Cultural Revolution was his answer.Drawing upon new evidence from Party documents, personal interviews, books, and journals, MacFarquhar details the growing rift between Mao and his colleagues as they attempted to cope with domestic privation and an increasingly hostile international environment -- until the Chairman finally decided to smash the unity of the Yan'an Round Table by unleashing society against the party-state
Mao's last revolution by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,176 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 )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,173 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
China under Mao : politics takes command : a selection of articles from the China quarterly by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

29 editions published between 1966 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Politics of China : the eras of Mao and Deng by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 731 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
Sino-American relations, 1949-1971 by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

15 editions published between 1960 and 1974 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

18 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

161 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Multiple languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge History of China is an ongoing series of books published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) covering the early and modern history of China. The series was originally conceived by British historian Denis C. Twitchett and American historian John K. Fairbank in the late 1960s, and publication began in 1978. The 13th (and newest) book was published in March 2009. The complete History will contain 15 volumes, A Chinese translation of the books is also available
The politics of China : sixty years of the People's Republic of China by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

16 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thirty years ago, China was emerging from one of the most traumatic periods in its history. The Chinese people had been ravaged by long years of domestic struggle, terrible famine and economic and political isolation. Today, China has the world's second largest economy and is a major player in global diplomacy. This volume, written by some of the leading experts in the field, tracks China's extraordinary transformation from the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, through the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, and the death of Chairman Mao, to its dynamic rise as a superpower in the twenty-first century. The latest edition of the book includes a new introduction and a seventh chapter which focuses on the legacy of Deng Xiaoping, the godfather of China's transformation, under his successors Jiang Zemin and Hu Jintao. Under Mao, China challenged the outside world ideologically and militarily. Today China's challenge as an economic and diplomatic superpower may prove even more formidable. As a comprehensive and authoritative appraisal of China's last sixty years, this book will be invaluable for professionals working in the region and for students assessing what China will mean for their futures"--
Sino-American relations, 1949-71 by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

15 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Published for the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Studies of the East Asian Institute."
The great leap forward, 1958-1960 by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wen hua da ge ming de qi yuan by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

28 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hundred flowers by Roderick MacFarquhar( Book )

12 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Towards a new world order = Sae sekyechilsŏ rŭl hyanghayŏ( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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Roderick Mac Farquhar personnalité politique britannique

Roderick MacFarquhar British politician

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맥극법과이, 나덕리극

マクファーカー, ロデリック

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羅德里克・麥克法夸爾

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麦克法夸尔 1930-

麦克法夸尓, R.

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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 Cambridge history of ChinaThe politics of China : sixty years of the People's Republic of ChinaThe coming of the cataclysm, 1961-1966Wen hua da ge ming de qi yuanThe People's Republic, Part 1 : the emergence of Revolutionary China, 1949-1965