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 Mark Selden is a Senior Research Associate in the East Asia Program, Cornell University, a Coordinator of The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, and Professor Emeritus of Sociology and History, State University of New York at Binghamton. A specialist on the modern and contemporary geopolitics, political economy and history of China, Japan and the Asia Pacific, his work ranges broadly across themes of war and revolution, inequality, development, regional and world social change, and historical memory. In 1968 he was a founding member of The Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars and for more than thirty years he was an editor of The Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars and its successor Critical Asian Studies. He is the author or editor of more than twenty-five books and editor of book series at Rowman & Littlefield, Routledge, M.E. Sharpe, and Lexington Publishers.

 

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E-Mail mark@markselden.info

Website http://www.markselden.info 


Education

B.A. Amherst College, American Studies, 1959

Ph.D. Yale University, History, 1967

 

Research, Teaching

and Administrative

Positions

Professor, Sociology and History Departments, Binghamton, 1979-2001

Chair, Sociology Department, Binghamton 1990-96

Professor Emeritus, Sociology and History, Binghamton, 2001-

Senior Research Associate, East Asia Program, Cornell University, 1996-

Research Associate, Fernand Braudel Center, Binghamton, 1979-2001

Assistant to Associate Professor, Washington University History Department, 1967-79

Founding Director, International Development Program, Washington University, 1976-79

 

Publications

Books

  • 潘毅、陳慧玲、馬克.塞爾登著.《蘋果背後的生與死 —— 生產線上的富士康工人》;劉昕亭 譯。香港︰中華書局。ISBN: 9789888310746. Pun Ngai, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden. Hong Kong: Zhonghua Shuju, 2015.
  • Morir por un iPhone? Apple, Foxconn y la lucha de los trabajadores en China. (Dying for an iPhone: Apple, Foxconn, and the Struggle of Chinese Workers) (Translated by Florencia Olivera, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ediciones Continente/Peña, 2014), Pun Ngai, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden
  • Niewolnicy Apple’a: Wyzysk i opór w chińskich fabrykach Foxconna (Apple Slaves: Exploitation and Resistance in China’s Foxconn Factory), (Warsaw: Bractwo Trojka, 2013), Pun Ngai, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden
  • Japan’s Wartime Medical Atrocities: Comparative Inquiries in Science (Routledge, 2010), (ed. by Jing-bao Nie, Nanyan Guo, Mark Selden and Arthur Kleinman)
  • Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance (Routledge, 2010), revised and enlarged 3rd edition. (ed. by Elizabeth Perry and Mark Selden)
  • China, East Asia and the Global Economy: Regional and Historical Perspectives (Routledge, 2008; Chinese edition, in preparation). By Takeshi Hamashita, ed. by Mark Selden and Linda Grove  
  • Revolution, Resistance and Reform in Village China (Yale University Press, 2005; (with Edward Friedman and Paul G. Pickowicz)  
  • War and State Terrorism: The United States, Japan and the Asia-Pacific in the Long Twentieth Century (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) (ed. with Alvin So)
  • Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance (Routledge, 2003), revised and enlarged 2nd edition. (ed. by Elizabeth Perry and Mark Selden)
  • Islands of Discontent: Okinawan Responses to Japanese and American Power (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003) (ed. by Laura Hein and Mark Selden)
  • The Resurgence of East Asia: 500, 150 and 50 Year Perspectives (London: Routledge, 2003; Chinese edition 2005) (ed. by Giovanni Arrighi,Takeshi Hamashita and Mark Selden)
  • Bitter Flowers, Sweet Flowers: East Timor, Indonesia and the World Community (Rowman and Littlefield, 2001) (ed. Richard Tanter, Mark Selden and Stephen R. Shalom
  • Chinese Society: Change, Conflict and Resistance (Routledge, 2000) (ed. by Elizabeth Perry and Mark Selden)
  • Censoring History: Citizenship and Memory in Japan, Germany and the United States (M.E. Sharpe, 2000) (ed. by Laura Hein and Mark Selden)
  • Living With the Bomb. American and Japanese Cultural Conflicts in the Nuclear Age (M. E. Sharpe, 1997) (ed. by Laura Hein and Mark Selden)
  • China in Revolution. The Yenan Way Revisited (M. E. Sharpe, 1995; Chinese edition, 2002)
  • Bukharin in Retrospect. The Man and the Revolution (M. E. Sharpe, 1994; German edition, 1992) (ed. by Theodor Bergmann, Gert Schaefer and mark Selden)
  • Reinventing Vietnamese Socialism. Doi Moi in Comparative Perspective (Westview, 1993) (ed. by William Turley and Mark Selden)
  • The Political Economy of Chinese Development (M. E. Sharpe, 1993; Chinese edition 1992)
  • Chinese Village, Socialist State (Yale University Press, 1991; Chinese edition, 2002 (with Edward Friedman and Paul Pickowicz)
  • The Atomic Bomb: Voices From Hiroshima and Nagasaki (M. E. Sharpe, 1989) (ed. by Kyoko Selden and Mark Selden)
  • Remaking the Economic Institutions of Socialism. China and Eastern Europe (Stanford University Press, 1989) (ed. with Victor Nee and David Stark)
  • The Political Economy of Chinese Socialism (M. E. Sharpe, 1988; Chinese edition 1990)
  • The Transition to Socialism in China (M. E. Sharpe, 1982) (ed. by Mark Selden and Victor Lippit)
  • The People's Republic of China (Monthly Review Press, 1979; Chinese edition 1982)
  • Korea North and South (Monthly Review Press, 1978) (ed. by Gavan McCormack and Mark Selden; Japanese edition, 1981; Korean edition 1988)
  • Remaking Asia. Essays on the American Uses of Power (Pantheon, 1974; Japanese edition 1976)
  • Open Secret: The Kissinger-Nixon Doctrine in Asia (Harper & Row, 1972, Japanese edition 1973) (ed. by Virginia Brodine and Mark Selden)
  • America's Asia: Dissenting Essays on Asian-American Relations. Pantheon, 1971) (ed. by Edward Friedman and Mark Selden)
  • The Yenan Way in Revolutionary China (Harvard University Press, 1971; Japanese edition 1975)

Representative Articles, Chapters and Special Issues

  • Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden, "Interns or Worker's? China's Student Labor Regime," The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 13, Issue 36, No. 1, September 7, 2015, co-published with Asian Studies, March 2015.
  • Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden, "Chinese Labor Protest and Trade Unions," in Richard Maxwell, ed., Routledge Companion to Labor and Media, New York: Routledge, 2016, 290-302.
  • Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden, "Apple, Foxconn, and China's New Working Class." Ch. 10 in Making Blue the Next Green--Achieving Workers' Rights in the Global Economy, edited by Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. 2016.
  • “East Asia in World History, 1750-21st Century.” J. R. McNeill and Kenneth Pomeraniz, eds. The Cambridge World History, Vol VII Production, Destruction and Connection, 1750-Present. Part 1, Structures, Spaces, and Boundary Making. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • “Epilogue: the San Francisco System and geopolitical conflict in the Asia-Pacific in the new millennium,” in Kimie Hara, ed. The San Francisco System and Its Legacies. Continuation, transformation, and historical reconciliation in the Asia-Pacific. London: Routledge, 2015.
  • “National, regional, and global dynamic in East Asia: historical legacies and contemporary forces,” in Yasemin Nuhoglu Soysal, ed. Transnational Trajectories in East Asia. Nation citizenship, and region. London: Routledge, 2015.
  • Jenny Chan, Ngai Pun and Mark Selden, “Labor Struggles in Foxconn China.” Nella Fabbrica Globale: Vite al lavoro e resistenze operaie nei laboratory della Foxconn, edited by Pun Ngai et al. Translated into Italian by Ferruccio Gambino and Devi Sacchetto. Italy: Ombre Corte 2015.
  • Jenny Chan, Ngai Pun and Mark Selden,“Chinese Labor Protest and Trade Unions”, The Routledge Companion to Labor and Media, 2015.
  • Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden, “Apple’s iPad City: subcontracting exploitation to China,” in Kees van der Pijl, ed. Handbook of the International Political Economy of Production. Glos: Edward Elgar, 2015.
  • “Territorial Disputes with Korea and China: small islets, enduring conflicts,” in Jeff Kingston, ed., Critical Issues in Contemporary Japan. London: Routledge, 2014.
  • Jenny Chan and Mark Selden “China’s Rural Migrant Workers, the State, and Labor Politics,” Critical Asian Studies Vol 46, Issue 4, 2014, pp. 599-620.
  • Jenny Chan, Ngai Pun and Mark Selden. “Worker Protests, Global Capital, and the Chinese State.” Lavorando in Foxconn, edited by Pun Ngai et al. Translated in Italian by Attilius Lintner. Italy: Ombre Corte, 2014.
  • Pun Ngai, Shen Yuan, Guo Yuhua, Lu Huilin, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden, “Worker-intellectual unity: Trans-border sociological intervention in Foxconn,” Special Issue, Precarious Engagements: Combat in the Realm of Public Sociology, Michael Burawoy, ed, Current Sociology Vol. 62 Number 2, Monograph 1 March 2014, 209-22.
  • Bombs Bursting in Air: State and citizen responses to the US firebombing    and atomic bombing of Japan,” The Asia-Pacific Journal Vol. 12, Issue 3, No. 4, January 20, 2014.
  • “The Politics of Global Production: Apple, Foxconn and China’s New Working Class,” New Technology, Work and Employment 28(2), July, 2013, 100-15. Jenny Chan, Ngai Pun and Mark Selden. [Part of a special supplement on Chinese workers.] 
  • Jenny Chan, Pun Ngai and Mark Selden. 2013. “Arbeiterkämpfe bei Foxconn” (Workers’ Struggles in Foxconn). Pp. 186-202 in iSlaves: Ausbeutung und Widerstand in China’s Foxconn Fabriken (iSlaves: Exploitation and Resistance in China’s Foxconn Factory), edited by Pun Ngai et al. Vienna: Mandelbaum Kritik & Utopie. 
  • Mark Selden, "Bombs Bursting in Air: State and citizen responses to the US firebombing and Atomic bombing of Japan," The Asia-Pacific Journal Vol. 12, Issue 3, No.4, January 20, 2013. 
  • Pun Ngai, Shen Yuan, Guo Yuhua,  Lu Huilin, Jenny Chan and Mark Selden, "Worker–intellectual unity: Trans-border sociological intervention in Foxconn," Current Sociology, Jan 2014, 1-14.
  • Yabuki Susumu with an introduction by Mark Selden, “The Origins of the Senkaku/Diaoyu Dispute Between China, Taiwan and Japan,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 12, Issue 2, No. 3, January 13, 2014. 
  • Jenny Chan, Ngai Pun and Mark Selden, "The politics of global production: Apple, Foxconn and China’s new working class,” New Technology, Work and Employment, July 2013, 1-16. 
  • Economic Nationalism and Regionalism in Contemporary East Asia.” The Asia-Pacific Journal. 10-43-2012.  A revised version of a chapter that appears in Anthony Saich, ed., Globalization and Economic Nationalism in Asia (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012)
  • China’s Connectivity Revolution." By Stephen S. Roach. Introduction by Mark Selden. The Asia-Pacific Journal. Jan 29, 2012.
  • Bringing the Plight of Fukushima Children to the UN, Washington and the World.” By Aileen Mioko Smith and Mark Selden. The Asia-Pacific Journal. 9-41-2011.
  • Fukushima Children at Risk of Heart Disease.” By Chris Busby. Introduction by Mark Selden. The Asia-Pacific Journal. 9-39-2011.
  • What Price the Fukushima Meltdown? Comparing Cherenobyl and Fukushima.” By Matthew Penney and Mark Selden. The Asia-Pacific Journal.
  • Small Islets, Enduring Conflict: Dokdo, Korea-Japan Colonial Legacy and the United States.” The Asia-Pacific Journal. 9-17-2011. 
  • The Chinese State, Incomplete Proletarianization and Structures of Inequality in Two Epochs.” By Mark Selden and Wu Jieh-min. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 9-5-2011.
  • New Year 2011, Okinawa and the Future of East Asia.” By Gavan McCormack, Satoko Oka Norimatsu and Mark Selden. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 9-2-1011.
  • Ko Tae Mun, Ko Chung Hee, and the Osaka Family Origins of North Korean Successor Kim Jong Un.” By Kokita Kiyohito, Tessa Morris-Suzuki and Mark Selden. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 9-1-2011.
  • Electronic Publication and the Critical Intellectual in the Post-Print Era: An Asia-Pacific Perspective.” The Asia-Pacific Journal, 45-1-2010.  Korean translation available.
  • Nation, Region and the Global in East Asia: Conflict and Cooperation.” The Asia-Pacific Journal, 41-1-2010.
  • History on Trial: French Nippon Foundation Sues Scholar for Libel to Protect the Honor of Sasakawa Ryoichi", by Karoline Postel-Vinay with Mark Selden. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 17-4-2010.
  • “Inequality and its Enemies in Revolutionary and Reform China,” Ching Kwan Lee and Mark Selden in China After 1978. Craters on the Moon (Orient Blackswan Books, 2010).
  • Misunderstanding Hiroshima,” by Richard H. Minear in conversation with Mark Selden. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 15-4-2010.
  • South Korea’s Embattled Truth and Reconciliation Commission,” by Kim Dong-choon and Mark Selden. The Asia-Pacific Journal, 9-4-2010.
  • “Introduction” to André Vltchek, Oceania (Groningen, Netherlands, V.O.F. Expathos, 2009)
  • “As the Empire Falls: Lessons Learned and Unlearned in America’s Asia,” Critical Asian Studies, 41, 3, September, 2009, pp. 447-68. Symposium.
  • Japanese Textbook Controversies, Nationalism, and Historical Memory: Intra- and Inter-national Conflicts (with Yoshiko Nozaki). The Asia-Pacific Journal, 24-5-2009.
  • China’s Way Forward? Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Hegemony and the World Economy in Crisis,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, 13-1-2009.
  • “Historical Memory, International Conflict and Japanese Textbook Controversies in Three Epochs,” Journal of Educational Media, Memory and Society 1, 1, Spring 2009, pp. 117-45.
  • "East Asian Regionalism and its Enemies in Three Epochs: Political Economy and Geopolitics, 16th to 21st Centuries,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, 9-4-2009.
  • “Inequality and Its Enemies in Revolutionary and Reform China,” Ching Kwan Lee and Mark Selden Economic and Political Weekly, XLIII No 52, December 27, 2008.
  • “Center and Periphery in East Asia in Three Epochs,” Journal of Northeast Asian History, 5,1, July 2008.
  • Japan, the United States and Yasukuni Nationalism: War, Historical Memory and the Future of the Asia Pacific,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, September 10, 2008.
  • Japanese and American War Atrocities, Historical Memory and Reconciliation: World War II to Today,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, April 15, 2008. 
  • Carbon Free and Nuclear Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy,” Arjun Makhijani and Mark Selden, The Asia-Pacific Journal, August 11, 2007. .
  • A Forgotten Holocaust: US Bombing Strategy, the Destruction of Japanese Cities, and the American Way of War from the Pacific War to Iraq,” China, East Asia and the Global Economy: Regional and Historical Perspectives. The Asia-Pacific Journal, May 2, 2007. .
  • China's Durable Inequality: Legacies of Revolution and Pitfalls of Reform,” with Ching Kwan Lee, The Asia-Pacific Journal, January 21, 2007. .
  • Nationalism, Historical Memory and Contemporary Conflicts in the Asia Pacific: the Yasukuni Phenomenon, Japan and the United States,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, August 25, 2006.
  • The Future of Korea: An Asia-Pacific Perspective,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, August 10, 2006. .
  • Living With the Bomb: The Atomic Bomb in Japanese Consciousness,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, August, 2005. .
  • Nagasaki 1945: While Independents Were Scorned, Embed Won Pulitzer,” The Asia-Pacific Journal, July 14, 2005.
  • "Remembering ‘The Good War’: The Atomic Bombing and the Internment of Japanese Americans in U.S. History Textbooks," The Asia-Pacific Journal, May 8, 2005.
  • Asia Battles Over War History: The Legacy of the Pacific War Looms Over Tokyo's Plans for the Future,' The Asia-Pacific Journal, April 2005.  with David McNeill. Revised and enlarged from YaleGlobal.
  • Notes from Ground Zero: Historical Reflections on Security, Equity and Post-war Reconstruction in Two Eras,' The Asia-Pacific Journal, January 15, 2004.
  • 'Notes from Ground Zero: Historical Reflections on Security, Equity and Post-war Reconstruction in Two Epochs,' in Nassrine Azimi and Takashi Takahatake, eds., Training and Human Capacity-Building in Post-Conflict Countries. New York and Geneva: UNITAR Hiroshima Series in Post-Conflict Reconstruction, 2004).
  • 'Responsibility and Politics: An Interview with Mark Selden'. Positions. East asia cultures critique, 12, 1, spring 2004.
  • "Historical Perspectives on Post-Conflict Reconstruction Priorities in Asia and the Pacific: Lessons of Chinese and Japanese Experience for Contemporary Reconstruction," in Nassrine Azami, Matt Fuller, Hiroko Nakayama, eds., Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Japan, Republic of Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia, East Timor and Afghanistan. New York and Geneva: Unitar, 2003.
  • "Confronting World War II: The Atomic Bombing and the Internment of Japanese-Americans in U.S. History Textbooks," in Andrew Horvat and Gebhard Hielscher, eds., Sharing the Burden of the Past: Legacies of War in Europe, America, and Asia. Tokyo: The Asia Foundation and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, 2003.
  • Guest coeditor and contributor, special issue on Afghanistan, Critical Asian Studies, 35, 2, June 2003.
  • Ravi Arvind Palat and Mark Selden, "9/11, War Without Respite, and the New Face of Empire, Critical Asian Studies 35, 2, June 2003.
  • 'Global Perspectives on War and State Terror in the Long Twentieth Century,' Aglos News, No. 1, March 2003.
  • "State Terrorism and Human Rights: The United States and Civilian Victims in Twentieth Century Asian Wars," Yoksa Pip'yong, spring 2003.
  • “Terrorism Before and After 9/11,” Economic and Political Weekly, September 14, 2002.
  • “The Political Economy of Socialist Transition: Restructuring Inequality,” in Werner
  • Draguhn and David Goodman, eds., China’s Communist Revolutions. Fifty Years of the People’s Republic of China. London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2002.
  • “The Power of the Strong: Rural Resistance and Reform in China and Vietnam," with Chad Raymond and Kate Zhou. China Information XIV, 2, 2001.
  • “Reflections on Asian Wars, Reparations, Reconciliation,” Asian Studies Newsletter 46, 1, 2001. Reprinted in Japanese in Senso Sekinin Kenkyu, 2001
  • “Imperial Democracy: Conundrums of Japan in American Embrace,” Monthly Review, December, 2000
  • Guest coeditor and contributor, “East Timor, Indonesia, and the World Community: Resistance, Repression, and Responsibility,” Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 32,1-2, Jan-June 2000
  • Richard Tanter, Mark Selden and Stephen R. Shalom, “ East Timor Faces the Future,” Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 32,1-2, Jan-June 2000
  • Guest editor and author of introduction to “Conflict and Resistance in Twentieth Century China,” Chinese Studies in History, Winter 1999-2000
  • Riots and Intercommunal Conflict in Republican China,” Chinese Studies in History [Winter 1999-2000)
  • Poverty Alleviation, Inequality and Welfare in Rural China, Economic and Political Weekly, November 6, 1999
  • "China's Rural Welfare Systems: Crisis and Transformation," in Hsin-hsing Wu, ed., PRC Political Economy: Prospects Under Jiang Zemin, [Tainan:National Cheng Kung University, 1999)
  • "Agrarian Transformations in China and Vietnam," The China Journal 40, July 1998. [Also in Anita Chan, Benedict Kerkvliet and Jonathan Unger, eds., Transforming Asian Socialism: China and Vietnam Compared (Allen and Unwin 1999)]
  • Co-editor and author of special issue on "Textbook Nationalism, Citizenship and War: Comparative Perspectives," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 30,2, April, 1998
  • Laura Hein and Mark Selden, "Learning Citizenship From the Past. Textbook Nationalism, Global Context and Social Change," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 30,2, April, 1998
  • "Commemorating and Silencing: Fifty Years of Remembering the Bomb in America and Japan," Sekai (World), in Japanese, January, 1998 (with Laura Hein)
  • "After Collectivization: Continuity and Change in Rural China," in Ivan Szelenyi, ed., Privatizing the Land: Rural Political Economy in Post-Communist Societies (Routledge: 1998)
  • "The Logic of Mass Destruction," in Kai Bird and Lawrence Lifschultz, eds., Hiroshima's Shadow: Writings on the Denial of History and the Smithsonian Controversy (Stony Creek, CT: The Pamphleteer's Press, 1998)
  • "Poverty Alleviation and China's Rural Poor," XII,3 winter 1997-1998, China Information
  • "Okinawa Citizens, U.S. Bases and the Dugong," 29,4, Oct-Dec 1997, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars (with Masamichi Sebastian Inoue and John Purves) and in Economic and Political Weekly (Bombay)
  • "China's Rural Welfare Systems: Crisis and Transformation," (in Chinese) in Hong Kong Journal of Social Sciences No. 10, August 1997
  • "The Reform of Social Welfare in China," World Development, Vol. 25, No. 10, October, 1997 (with Laiyin You)
  • "China, Japan and Regional Integration in East Asia," in Peter Katzenstein and Takashi Shiraishi, eds., Network Power: Japan in Asia (Cornell University Press, 1997) "Fifty Years of Remembering the Bomb in America and Japan," Economic and Political Weekly (Bombay, August, 1997) (with Laura Hein)
  • "The Construction of Spatial Hierarchies. China's Hukou and Danwei Systems," in Timothy Cheek and Tony Saich, eds., New Perspectives on State Socialism in China (M.E. Sharpe, 1997)
  • Editor and author of introduction to special issue on "Asia, Asian Studies, and the National Security State," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 29,1, Jan-Mar, 1997.
  • "Household, Cooperative and State in the Remaking of China's Countryside," in Frank Pieke, Eduard Vermeer and Woei Lien Chong, eds., Cooperatives and Collectives in China's Rural Transformation (M.E. Sharpe, 1997)
  • "Rethinking Cooperative Agriculture," in Wladislaw Hedeler, Mario Kebler and Gert Schafer, eds., Ausblicke auf das vergangene jahrhundert. Die Politik der internationalen arbeiterbewegung von 1900 bis 2000 (Rethinking the Twentieth Century: The Politics of the International Workers' Movement, 1900- 2000) (VSA Verlag, 1996)
  • "Household, Cooperativer and State in the Future of China's Countryside," in Jiang Pei, ed., Ershi shiji de zhongguo nongcun shehui (China's Rural Society in the Twentieth Century) (in Chinese) (Zhongguo dangan chubanshe, 1996)
  • Editor and author of introduction to "The Bretton Woods Institutions Reconsidered," a symposium, Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 27, 4 Oct-Dec 1995
  • "Pathways from Collectivization: Post-Socialist Agrarian Alternatives in Russia and China," in Barrett McCormick and Jonathan Unger, eds., China After Socialism: In the Footsteps of Eastern Europe or East Asia? (M.E. Sharpe, 1995)
  • Editor and Foreword to Wen Rui, "Land Revolution in the Chinese Soviet," Chinese Economic Studies 1994-1995 3 issues
  • "Before the Bomb: The 'Good War', Air Power and the Logic of Mass Destruction," Contention, 5,1 Fall 1995
  • "From the Fire Bombing of Tokyo to Hiroshima," Economic and Political Weekly (Bombay) and Shukan Kinyobi (Tokyo, in Japanese), June 1995
  • "Labor Unrest in China, 1831-1990," Review, 18,1, Winter 1995
  • "Yan'an Communism Reconsidered," Modern China, 21, 1, January 1995
  • "Foreword" to Jean-Luc Domenach, The Great Leap Forward (Westview, 1995)
  • "City, Countryside and the Dialectics of Control. The Origins of China's Hukou System, 1949-1960," The China Quarterly 139, Fall, 1994 (with Tiejun Cheng)
  • "Pathways From Collectivization: Socialist and Post-Socialist Agrarian Alternatives in Russia and China," Review, 17, 4, Fall, 1994
  • "Household, Cooperative and State in the Future of China's Countryside," Working Papers on Transitions from State Socialism, #94-8, Mario Einaudi 'Center for International Studies, Cornell University, 1994
  • "Russia, China and the Transformation of Collective Agriculture," Contention 3,3 , Spring, 1994
  • "The Social and Political Consequences of Reform: The Road to Tiananmen" in Ravi Palat, ed. Pacific-Asia and the Future of the World-System (Greenwood, 1993)
  • "Trotsky and the Agrarian Question," in Theodor Bergmann and Gert Schafer, eds., Leo Trotski-Kritiker und Verteidiger der Sowjetgesellschaft. (Decaton Verlag, 1993)
  • "Agricultural Cooperation and the Family Farm in China," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 25, 3, July-Sept. 1993
  • "The Chinese Communist Party and the Countryside: Reflections on Method," in The Rubric of Social Science. Essays in Honor of Ramkrishna Mukherjee, (Calcutta, 1993)
  • "Family Strategies and Structures in Rural North China," in Deborah Davis and Stevan Harrell, eds., Chinese Families in the Post-Mao era (University of California Press, 1993)
  • "Chinese Rural Development Reconsidered," Bulletin of the Institute of Ethnology (Taiwan), 1993
  • "Why They Won. The Chinese Communist Party and the Peasantry," in Nankai University History Department ed., Zhong wai xuezhe lun kangri genjudi (Chinese and Foreign Scholars on the Anti-Japanese Base Areas) (Dang'an Press, 1993)
  • Editor, symposium on "The Centrality of Central Asia," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 24, 2, 1992
  • "State Cooperative and Market: Reflections on Chinese Developmental Trajectories," in Louis Putterman and Dietrich Rueschemeyer, eds. The State and Market in Development (Lynne Rienner, 1992)
  • "Poverty and Inequality in China and India," Economic and Political Weekly April 4, 1992 (with Jim Matson)
  • "The Social Origins and Limits of the Chinese Democratic Movement," in Roger Des Forges, Luo Ning and Wu Yen-bo, eds., Chinese Democracy and the Crisis of 1989 (State University of New York Press, 1992)
  • "Preface" to Monica Braw, The Atomic Bomb Suppressed. American Censorship in Occupied Japan. (M. E. Sharpe, 1991)
  • Editor and Introduction to "River Elegy: A Symposium," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 23, 3, July—September, 1991
  • "The United States, Japan, and the Atomic Bomb," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars, 23,1, spring 1991
  • "Philippine Sugar Workers," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 22, 4, December, 1990
  • Editor and introduction, "Workers and the Labor Contract System in China: The Kailuan Mines," Chinese Economic Studies, Summer 1990
  • "Agnes Smedley" in Encyclopedia of the American Left, 1990
  • "The Making of the Chinese Working Class," International Labor and Working Class History, 1990
  • "China: The Roots of Madness," in Ampo. Japan-Asia Quarterly Review Volume 21, No. 1, July 1990
  • "Mao Zedong and the Political Economy of Chinese Development," in Arif Dirlik and Maurice Meisner, eds., Marxism and the Chinese Experience. Issues in Contemporary Chinese Socialism (M. E. Sharpe, 1989)
  • "Socialist Proletarianization?" GEMDEV Cahier (1989) (with Terence Hopkins)
  • "City Versus Countryside? The Social Consequences of Development Choices in China," Review (fall 1988)
  • "The Naxalite Legacy and the Political Economy of Contemporary India," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 20, 2, (summer 1988)
  • "Mao Zedong and the Political Economy of Contemporary China," China Report 24, 2, Apr-June 1988
  • "Reform, Continuity and the Chinese Future. Historical Yardsticks for Evaluating China's Current Reforms," Studies in Comparative International Development, 22, 4, 1987-88
  • "The Reform of Land Ownership and the Political Economy of Contemporary China," Peasant Studies 14, 4 (summer 1987) (with Aiguo Lu)
  • "The Broadest Base. The Experience of Mass Mobilization in the North China Base Areas," in Nankai University History Department, ed., A History of China's Anti-Japanese Base Areas (1986 in Chinese)
  • "Original Accumulation, Equity and Late Industrialization: The Cases of Socialist China and Capitalist Taiwan," World Development 14, 10/11 (October 1986)
  • "Income Inequality and the State," in William Parish, ed., Chinese Rural Development. The Great Transformation (M.E. Sharpe, 1985)
  • "State, Market and Sectoral Inequality in Contemporary China," in Peter Evans et al., eds., States Versus Markets in the World-System (Sage, 1985)
  • "Vietnam: The Origins of Revolution," in Review VI, 3 (fall 1985)
  • "Rethinking the Revolutions in China's Countryside," U.S.-China Review VIII, 3, (May-June 1984)
  • "Imposed Collectivization and the Crisis of Agrarian Development in the Socialist States," in Albert Bergesen, ed., Crises in the World-System (Sage, 1983)
  • "The Logic--and Limits--of Chinese Socialist Development," World Development 11, 8 (August 1983). Reprinted in Neville Maxwell and Bruce McFarlane, eds. China's Changed Road to Development (Pergamon Press,1984)
  • "Socialism or 'Post-Revolutionary Society?'" in Christopher Chase-Dunn, ed., Socialist States in the World-System (Sage, 1982)
  • "The Crisis of Collectivisation: Socialist Development and the Peasantry," IDS Bulletin 13, 4, (1982)
  • "The Proletariat, Revolutionary Change, and the State in China and Japan, 1850-1950," in Immanuel Wallerstein, ed., Labor in the World Social Structure (Sage, 1982)
  • "Imposed Collectivization and the Crisis of Agrarian Development in the Socialist States," in Albert Bergesen, ed., Crises in the World-System (Sage,1982)
  • "The Dynamics of Chinese Development," Review V, 3 (winter 1982)
  • "Social Classes, the State and the World System in the Transition to Socialism," Journal of Contemporary Asia 11, 2 (1981)
  • "Karl Marx, Mao Tse-tung and the Dialectics of Socialist Development," Modern China 3, 4 (October 1977)
  • "American Global Enterprise and Asia," Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars 7, 2 (April-June 1975)
  • "People's War and the Transformation of Peasant Society," in R. Aya and N. Miller eds., National Liberation: Revolution in the Third World (Free Press, 1973)
  • "The Mass Line in China," in A. Doak Barnett, ed., Chinese Communist Politics in Action (University of Washington, 1971)

Editorial Activities

  • Series Editor, Asia and the Pacific, M.E. Sharpe Publishers, 1990-
  • Series Editor, Japan In the Modern World, M.E. Sharpe, 1995-
  • Series Editor, Asia's Transformations, Routledge Publishers, 1996-
  • Series Editor, Critical Asian Scholarship, Routledge, 2002-
  • Series Editor, Asia’s Great Cities, Routledge, 2003-
  • Series Editor, Asia.com, Routledge, 2003-
  • Series Editor, Asian Voices, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 1998-
  • Series Editor, World Social Change, Rowman & Littlefield, 1999-
  • Series Editor, War and Peace Library, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002-
  • Series Editor, Asia/Pacific/Perspectives, Rowman & Littlefield, 2002-
  • Series Editor, Transitions: Asia and Asian America, Westview Publishers, 1992-97
  • Series Editor, Social Change in Global Perspective, Westview, 1993-97
  • Editor, Critical Asian Studies (formerly Bulletin of Concerned Asian Scholars) 1970-72, 1987-2003; editorial board member, 1969-2003; editorial advisory board member 2003-
  • Editorial Board member, China Information, 1992-2006
  • Editorial Adviser, positions. east asia cultures critique, 1993-
  • Coordinator, The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus, 2002-

Research Interests


Modern and Contemporary China and East Asia, War and Memory, War and Terror, Comparative Regional Development, Socialist and Post-socialist Formations, Class and Inequality, Empire, Agrarian Development, Revolutionary Change, Social Movements, The Pacific War, Nationalism and War, World Social Change

 

Awards, Selected Research Grants, and Overseas Research and Teaching

  • Binghamton University Award for Distinguished Scholarship, 1996
  • Joseph Levenson Prize of the Association for Asian Studies, 1993, for best book on twentieth century China: Chinese Village, Socialist State
  • ACLS grant for workshop and conference volume on The Rise of East Asia, 1996-2001
  • SSRC grant for research on China, Japan, East Asia, 1945-2000, 1997
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Collaborative Research Grant, 1993-95
  • USIA Lecturer, Australia, January 1993
  • American Council of Learned Societies research grant, 1990-92
  • China field research, summer 1978, summer 1980, summer 1982, summer 1984, summer 1987, summer 1991, winter 1993-94, summer 1996, summer 1998, summer 2000, summer 2001, summer 2002
  • India field research, summer 1984, spring 1999
  • Cuba field research, summer 1992, summer 1995
  • Hungary field research, spring 1991
  • Japan research, 1965-66, 1969-70, 1973-74, 1978-79, annual visits since 1994
  • Vietnam field research, summer 1990
  • Meiji Gakuin University, Tokyo, Visiting Professor, spring 1989
  • American Institute for Indian Studies Grant for research in India, 1987
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellowships, 1984-1987
  • Social Science Research Council grant, Taiwan, fall 1984
  • American Sociological Association, Problems of the Discipline Grants, 1978, 1983
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo, 1977-78
  • Visiting Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo, 1973-74, 1978-79
  • Fulbright-Hayes Fellow, Japan, 1969-70
  • Fulbright Scholar, Taiwan, 1964-65; Japan, 1965-66

Research in Progress

  • Mongolian Pogrom: Nationality Politics and Ethnic Cleansing in China's Cultural Revolution
  • Studies of war and empire in the Asia-Pacific
  • Class and Inequality in Contemporary China
  • War and Historical Memory in Japan and the United States