Roderick MacFarquhar

British politician (1930-2019)

Roderick Lemonde MacFarquhar (2 December 1930 – 10 February 2019)[1] was a British politician and journalist. He was a Harvard University professor. He was a Member of Parliament from 1974 to 1978. He was best known for his studies of Maoist China, the three-volume The Origins of the Cultural Revolution and Mao’s Last Revolution.[2]

Roderick MacFarquhar
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Roderick Lemonde MacFarquhar

(1930-12-02)2 December 1930
Died10 February 2019(2019-02-10) (aged 88)
Alma materHarvard University (M.A.)
Keble College, Oxford (B.A.)
InstitutionsHarvard University
School of Oriental and African Studies
Columbia University
Oxford University
Main interests
Modern Chinese history


  1. "Roderick Macfarquhar, Former Director of the Fairbank Center, 1930-2019". February 11, 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
  2. Zheng, William (2019-02-12). "Roderick MacFarquhar: leading historian of the Cultural Revolution". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2019-02-12. Cite has empty unknown parameter: |dead-url= (help)