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Scholarly Publications

Agents of Disorder: Inside China's Cultural Revolution

October 2019

By May 1966, just seventeen years after its founding, the People’s Republic of China had become one of the most powerfully centralized states in modern history.

Divergent Memories: Opinion Leaders and the Asia-Pacific War

July 2016

No nation is free from the charge that it has a less-than-complete view of the past.

Rebellion of the Cadres: The 1967 Implosion of the Chinese Party-State

January 2016

Accounts of the tumultuous initial phase of the Cultural Revolution portray party-state cadres primarily as targets of a popular insurgency.

Other Publications

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2012-2013

December 2013

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2011-2012

December 2012

Shorenstein APARC overviews provide detailed information about the Center's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Shorenstein APARC Center Overview 2010-2011

December 2011

Shorenstein APARC's center overviews provide detailed information about Shorenstein APARC's mission, history, faculty, financial support, organizational structure, projects, and programs.

Events

Chinese Military Aerospace and Maritime Development: Short-Range Tailwinds, Long-Range Headwinds

January 28, 2014

By any measure, China’s economy and defense budget are second only to those of the United States.

China’s Political System

November 6, 2013

This talk is presented by the Greater China Business Club (GCBC) of Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Association of Chinese Students and Scholars at Stanford (ACSSS).  In July 2013, a...

When Great Traditions Meet Creative New Ideas

September 27, 2013

Faculty and students of Peking University have been at the forefront of China’s modern history.  The social impact of the university has been enormous.

Multimedia

15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Keynote Speech by Ian Johnson: Religion After Mao

May 2017

Video and transcript from "15th Annual Shorenstein Journalism Award Keynote Speech by Ian Johnson: Religion after Mao" on May 1, 2017, with keynote speaker and Shorenstein Journalism Award winner Ian Johnson.Following a century of violent anti...

People

Portrait of Prof. Andrew Walder Andrew G. Walder Senior Fellow Professor, Sociology