Paul Pickowicz

Distinguished Professor of History and Chinese Studies and Endowed Chair in Modern Chinese History, UC San Diego

Paul Pickowicz is one of the country’s leading historians of modern China with 15 books to his credit.  A true interdisciplinary scholar, his work has investigated the impact of the Cultural Revolution on Chinese peasants, the history of Chinese cinema, Cold War propaganda strategies, rural protest and Chinese soft-power initiatives.  His book “Chinese Village, Socialist State” (co-authored with Edward Friedman and Mark Selden) was called “by far the best book on the impact of the Chinese Communist Party on peasant life” by The New York Review of Books.

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“Restless China” (co-editor), Rowman & Littlefield, 2013

“Liangyou: Kaleidoscopic Modernity and the Chinese Global Metropolis, 1926-1945” (co-editor), Brill, 2013

“China on Film: A Century of Exploration, Confrontation, and Controversy.” Rowman & Littlefield, 2012

“Dilemmas of Victory: The Early Years of the People’s Republic of China” (co-editor), Harvard University Press, 2007

“The Chinese Cultural Revolution as History” (co-editor), Stanford University Press, 2006

“From Underground to Independent: Alternative Film Culture in Contemporary China” (co-editor), Rowman & Littlefield, 2006

“Revolution, Resistance, and Reform in Village China” (co-author), Yale University Press, 2005