Title

Professor of Politics

Degree

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Field of Specialty

Comparative politics. East Asian Politics. Modern and Contemporary Chinese Politics. East Asian International Relations. China's Global Rise. Contentious Politics. Comparative Revolutions. Comparative democratic movements.

Contact Information

Golding Judaica Center 116
781-736-2767
thaxton@brandeis.edu

Ralph Thaxton

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Publications

Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr., Lewis Bateman. Force and Contention in Contemporary China: Memory and Resistance in the Long Shadow of the Catastrophic Past. forthcoming, 2015 ed. Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, Singapore, Sal Paulo, Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 2015. (forthcoming)

Thaxton, Ralph A,, Jr,, History and Political Science, Lewis Bateman. Force and Contention in Contemporary China: Memory and Resistance in the Long Shadow of the Catastrophic Past. Cambridge, New York,Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, Singapore, Sao Paulo, Delhi: Cambridge University Press (The Number one Political Science Press in the World), 2015. (forthcoming)

Thaxton, Ralph. Catastrophe and Contention in Rural China: Mao's Great Leap Forward Famine and the Origins of Righteous Resistance in Da Fo Village.. Cambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, etc.: 2008.

Thaxton, Ralph. Salt of the Earth: The Political Origins of Peasant Protest and Communist Revolution in China. University of California Press, 1997.

Thaxton, Ralph. China Turned Rightside Up: Revolutionary Legitimacy in the Peasant World. Yale University Press, 1983.

Courses Taught

POL 128a The Politics of Revolution: State Violence and Popular Insurgency in the Third World
POL 147a The Government and Politics of China
POL 148a Seminar: Contemporary Chinese Politics
POL 167a United States and China in World Politics
POL 179a China's Global Rise: The Challenge to Democratic Order