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Timothy Cheek

Ph.D. – History and East Asian Languages, Harvard University, US – 1986
M.A. – History, University of Virginia, US – 1980
B.A. (Hon) -Asian Studies, Australian National University, Australia – 1978

Dr. Cheek is a Professor and Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research at the Institute of Asian Research at The University of British Columbia. Dr. Cheek’s research interests include modern China, particularly China’s intellectuals and Chinese Communist Party history. His current research projects include contemporary Chinese intellectuals and Chinese thought, writings of Mao Zedong (Yan’an period), and Chinese historiography.

His research, teaching and translating focus on the recent history of China, especially the role of Chinese intellectuals in the twentieth century and the history of the Chinese Communist Party. His books include A Critical Introduction to Mao (2010), Living with Reform: China Since 1989 (2006),Mao Zedong and China’s Revolutions (2002) and Propaganda and Culture in Mao’s China (1997), as well as New Perspectives on State Socialism in China (1997), with Tony Saich, and The Secret Speeches of Chairman Mao (1989) with Roderick MacFarquhar and Eugene Wu, and China’s Establishment Intellectuals (1986), with Carol Lee Hamrin.

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