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DegreesUniversity of Wisconsin, Ph.D.
Florida State University, M.A.
Florida State University, B.A.
ExpertiseComparative politics. East Asian Politics. Modern and Contemporary Chinese Politics. East Asian International Relations. China's Global Rise. Contentious Politics. Comparative Revolutions. Comparative Democratic Movements.
ProfileProfile is o.k.
|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|
Awards and Honors
My new book Force and Contention in Contemporary China has been nominated By Cambridge U Press for the Best Book Award in the American Sociological Section on Collective Behavior and Social Movements (2017)
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholoarly Exchange Senior Scholar Grant (2010 - 2011)
Three Year National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Fellowship (2009 - 2013)
Senior Research Grant United States Institute of Peace, 2007-08 (2007)
Offer of a Chair in Modern Chinese History and Politics, University of Vienna (2006)
Theodore and Jane Normal Fund for Faculty Research and Creative Projects (2006)
Fellow and Member, Institute for Advanced Study, School of Social Science, Princeton, N.J. (2002)
Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange, Senior Scholar Research Grant (2001 - 2002)
Whiting Foundation Fellowship (2000 - 2001)
National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship (1999)
National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship (1997)
Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (1995 - 1996)
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (1992)
National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship (1992)
Senior Fellow, CSCPRC/Academy of Sciences Program for Scholarly Exchange with People's Republic of China (1992)
National Endowment Travel to Collections Award (1989)
National Endowment for Humanities Summer Stipend (1989)
Genevieve Gorst Hereford Award for outstanding resesarch in social sciences (Univ. WI) (1984)
National Endowment for the Humanities Grant (1982)
Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowship (1980 - 1981)
National Endowment for Humanities Fellowship (1979 - 1980)
Best Ph.D. Disseration of Year (University of Wisconsin) (1975)
Thaxton, Ralph A,, Jr,, Lewis Bateman, Senior Editor, HIstory and Political Science. 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, 2016. (forthcoming)
Ralph A. Thaxton, Jr.. Force and Contention in Contemporary China: Memory and Resistance in the Long Shadow of the Catastrophic Past. Published, September 2016 ed. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
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.