Andrew Walder

Andrew G. Walder is the Denise O'Leary and Kent Thiry Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Senior Fellow in the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.

A political sociologist, Walder has long specialized on the sources of conflict, stability, and change in communist regimes and their successor states. His publications on China have ranged from the political and economic organization of the Mao era to changing patterns of stratification, social mobility, and political conflict in the post-Mao era. Another focus of his research has been on the political economy of Soviet-type economies and their subsequent reform and restructuring. His current research focuses on popular political mobilization in late-1960s China and the subsequent collapse and rebuilding of the Chinese party-state.

His recent publications include China Under Mao: A Revolution Derailed (Harvard University Press, 2015); Fractured Rebellion: The Beijing Red Guard Movement (Harvard University Press, 2009); The Chinese Cultural Revolution as History, edited with Joseph Esherick and Paul Pickowicz (Stanford University Press, 2006).




China’s Historical Trajectory: What Difference did the Cultural Revolution Make?

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  • Wednesday 30 May 2018, 11:00-13:00 - EHESS (Room AS1_23), 54 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris


Rebellion and Repression in China, 1966-1969: A Macro Perspective

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  • Friday 8 June 2018, 10:00-12:00 - EHESS (Room A07_51), 54 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris


Mao and the Mao Era: A Balance Sheet

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  • Monday 18 June 2018, 17:00-19:00 - EHESS (Room 2), 105 boulevard Raspail 75006 Paris