Professor of Politics
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.
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Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr.. Force and Contention in Contemporary China: Memory and Resistance in the Long Shadow of the Catastrophic Past. forthcoming ed. Cambridge University Press, 2016. (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.
|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|