Dikötter, Frank

 

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Frank Dikötter is Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong, and also Professor of the Modern History of China at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.  He is the author of nine books on modern China, including the classic The Discourse of Race in Modern China (Stanford, 1992), and the controversial Narcotic Culture: A History of Drugs in China (Chicago, 2004).  His latest two books, China before Mao: The Age of Openness (California, 2007) and Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe (just released from Boomsbury in the United Kingdom and from Walker Books in the United States), have been featured in Frank Dikötter’s two Rorotoko interviews.


On Rorotoko:


On his book The Age of Openness: China before Mao
(Our Cover Feature of June 05, 2009)

On his book Mao’s Great Famine: The History of China’s Most Devastating Catastrophe, 1958-1962
(Our Cover Feature of October 20, 2010)