I. Books

The New Chinese Empire, Basic Books, New York (2003), paperback, 2004. Chinese edition, Ars Longa, Taipei (2004). Australian edition, University of New South Wales Press (2003). Estonian edition (2006).Korean edition, CFE Seoul (2006).

The Australians: The Way We Live Now, Random House, Sydney (2000).

China in Our Time, Simon & Schuster (1992), Touchstone paperback, 1993. Revised, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney (1995). Chinese edition (Silk Road, Taipei). Excerpted in Newsweek, World Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe.

The Australians, Simon & Schuster (1987), Touchstone paperback (1988). British edition (Bantam), Japanese edition (Jiji). Excerpted in l'Actualité (Montreal), Sawasdee (Bangkok), Straits Times (Singapore), Melbourne Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Adelaide Advertiser, Northern Territory News.

The White Boned Demon: A Biography of Madame Mao Zedong, William Morrow (1984), Bantam paperback, 1985. Touchstone edition (revised and updated), 1992. Revised as Madame Mao, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney (1995). Revised as Madame Mao, Stanford University Press (1999). British edition (Heinemann), French edition (Ramsay), Indonesian edition, Spanish edition (Vergara), Chinese edition (Hebei renmin chubanshe), Italian edition (Frassinelli). Excerpted in Paris Match, Elle (Paris), Boston Globe Magazine, Chicago Tribune, Melbourne Age, Zhong Gong Wen Ti (Taipei), Adelaide Advertiser, Kodansha Company (Tokyo), Zhuanji wenxue (Taipei). Optioned, with renewal, by Richard and Esther Shapiro on behalf of 20th Century Fox for TV mini series.

Mao: A Biography, Harper & Row (1980). Colophon paperback, 1981, 1984. Library of Great Lives edition, Easton Press, 1991. Revised and expanded edition, Touchstone 1993. Revised, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney (1995). Revised and expanded, Stanford University Press (2000). Also British, German, Italian, Bulgarian, Spanish, Portuguese, Hebrew, Chinese editions. (Excerpted in Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Bangkok Post, etc.). Revised Chinese edition, People’s University Press (2006).

The Future of China: After Mao, Dell (1978); Delta paperback, 1978. Also British, French, Japanese, Singapore, Swedish, Indian, and Australian editions (all 1979). (Excerpted in Book Digest, Atlantida, etc.)

Flowers on an Iron Tree: Five Cities of China, Little Brown (1975); British edition 1976. (Excerpted in Atlantic Monthly, Geo of Germany, National Times of Australia.)

Socialism as Fellowship: R. H. Tawney and His Times, Harvard University Press (1973), Harvard paperback (1975); British edition 1974, Harvard paperback 1975. (Excerpted in Dissent and Journal of the International Congress of University Adult Education, April, 1974.)

800,000,000: The Real China, Little Brown (1972), Delta paperback, (1972), Laurel edition (1973). Also Japanese, German, Chinese, Norwegian, British editions, 1972; Penguin 1975. (Excerpted in Atlantic Monthly, London Observer, Bulletin (Australia), Foreign Service Journal, Problemes Sociaux et Politiques of France, Bungei Shunju of Japan, Sondags/​BT of Denmark, etc.)

II. Books Edited and Part Written

“The Future of Chinese Imperialism,” in Empire and the Future of World Order, Johnson, Stockholm, 2007.

"Prospects for Change in China," in The Future of United States-China Relations, Strategic and International Studies Center, Washington D. C., 1992.

"Mao Zedong dui Chiang Kai-shek de shengli" and "Zhongguo de guizhi Mao Zedong," in Su Yang, editor, Zhongguo chuliao ge Mao Zedong, PLA Publishers, Beijing, 1991.

The China Difference (editor and part author), Harper & Row, New York, 1979; paperback 1980. (RT's Introduction excerpted in New York Times and in Réalities.)

"Sino American Relations" in G. Choudbury (ed.): American Chinese Relations in International Perspective, University Press of America, 1977.

"Shi jie shang wei da de zheng zhi jia," in Zhou Enlai ji nian ji, Seventies Press, Hong Kong, 1977.

"China's Aims in Southeast Asia," in I. Wilson (ed.), China and the World Community, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1973. (part author)

China and Ourselves (editor and part author), Beacon Press, Boston, 1970.

"Making Peace at Paris," in R. Manning and M. Janeway (eds.), Who We Are, Little, Brown, 1969. (part author)

China Profile (editor and part author), Beacon, Boston, 1970.

(Pamphlet). International Politics and Social Change in Asia Today and Tomorrow, WSCF - Komiyama, Tokyo, 1968.





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Ross Terrill

(1) Born:

Melbourne, Australia

(2) Address:

Post Office Box 230772, Astor Station, Boston, Massachusetts 02123-0772
Phone: 617 445-2542; Fax: 617-442-2609; E-mail: RT5789@​CS.COM

(3) Education:

Harvard University (Ph.D., Political Science, 1970)
University of Melbourne (B.A., First Class Honors, 1962)
Wesley College, Melbourne (Dux of College, 1956)

(4) Scholarships and Awards:

Curtin-MacArthur Leadership Award (2006)
Los Angeles Times Book Prize (2004)
National Magazine Award for Reporting Excellence (1972)
George Polk Memorial Award for Outstanding Magazine Reporting (1972)
Sumner Prize for Ph.D. Thesis (Harvard University, 1970)
Exhibition in Political Science (University of Melbourne, 1957)
Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship (Harvard University, 1965, 1966)

(5) Professional Positions:
Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, Spring 2008
Associate in Research, Fairbank Center for East Asian Research, Harvard University, 1970
Visiting Professor, University of Texas at Austin, spring or summer, 1998-2004
Visiting Professor, Monash University, second semester, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
Associate Professor of Government, Harvard University 1974-78
Director of Student Programs in International Affairs, Harvard, 1974-77
Research Fellow, Asia Society, 1978-79
Contributing Editor, Atlantic Monthly, 1970-84
Lecturer on Government, Harvard, 1970-74
Teaching Fellow, Harvard, 1968-70
Staff Secretary, Australian Student Christian Movement, 1962, 1964-65

Tutor in Political Science, University of Melbourne, 1962-63
Australian Army, 1957-58

(6) Travel:

Regular journeys in East Asia, including scores to China, and contacts with Asian political leaders. Dr. Terrill went to Beijing and Canton in 1964, and witnessed the Chinese army shoot at crowds near Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989.

(7) Speaking Experience:

Dr. Terrill has addressed forums across the U.S.A., among them: American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Washington Press Club, Fortnightly Club of Chicago, Main Line Forum (Pennsylvania), Crichton Club of Columbus, Ohio; and among university audiences: Yale, Columbia, UCLA, Texas, University of California, Berkeley, Catholic University, SUNY at Brockport, New College (Florida), Creighton University (Omaha), Princeton, Vassar College; and among foreign universities: Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok), Melbourne, Adelaide, Liaoning (Mukden), Futan (Shanghai), Beijing, People's University (Beijing), Australian National University, University of Toronto, etc.

(8) Other Public Appearances:

Dr. Terrill has testified before committees of the U.S. House of Representatives; been an analyst for CBS TV; appeared on numerous national TV and radio programs including "Today Show" (four appearances), “Charlie Rose” (four appearances), “Firing Line," NPR's "All Things Considered" (both from China and from Boston), "Not for Women Only," etc., and on the programs of West German TV, the BBC, CCTV, Australian, Japanese, Hong Kong, Chinese and other networks.

(9) Writings:
III. Articles in Journals

“Mao Now,” The Wilson Quarterly, Fall, 2006.

“Mao’s Battle with Freedom,” Quadrant, October 2006

"What Does China Want," The Wilson Quarterly, Fall, 2005.

"Diversity in Australia," The Medical Journal of Australia, Vol. 174, No. 1, 1 January 2001

“Mao in History,” The National Interest, Summer, 1998.

"China Under Deng," Foreign Affairs, Vol. 73, No. 5, Sept-Oct. 1994.

"United States China Relations," Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, No. 3, 1980.

"China Enters the 1980's," Foreign Affairs, Vol. 58, No. 4, April 1980.

"Etats Uni Chine: L'étrange union de l'aigle et du dragon," Politique Internationale (Paris), No. 5, 1979.

"China and the World: Self Reliance or Interdependence?," Foreign Affairs, Vol. 55, No. 2, January 1977.

"Problems in Applying the Concept of Totalitarianism to the U.S.S.R.," Politics (Sydney), Vol. III, No. 1, May, 1968.

"The Deputy Leadership of the British Labor Party," Public Policy, Vol. xvii, 1968.

"The Seige Mentality" (China), Problems of Communism, Vol. XVI, No. 2, March April, 1967.

Also review articles including:
Weekly Standard, March 19, 2007.
Claremont Review of Books, Summer 2006.
Issues & Studies (Taipei), Dec 2002-March 2003.
China Review, Number 1, 1996. China Quarterly, Number 139, September 1994.
Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 48, No. 4, November 1989.
Bulletin of Australian Political Studies Association, Vol. 8, No. 2.
China Quarterly, Number 40, October December, 1969.
Political Science Quarterly, Vol. LXXXI, No. 1, March 1966.

IV. Substantial Articles in General Magazines

"The Chinese Brezhnev," The American Spectator, September, 2005.

“A Last Glimpse of Old China,” Good Weekend, (Melbourne Age and Sydney Morning Herald), July 22, 1995

"The Mao Legacy - 100 Years Young?" Image (San Francisco Examiner Sunday Magazine), November 14, 1993.

"Back to the Jaws of the Dragon," Boston Globe Magazine, December 6, 1992.

"Leaving Deng Behind," World Monitor, November 1992.

"Rocking the Old Guard," World Monitor, May 1992.

"Irrational Hong Kong," Los Angeles Times Magazine, March 1, 1992.

"The Future of Hong Kong," World Monitor, January 1992.

"China's Youth Wait for Tomorrow," National Geographic, July 1991.

"Hong Kong: Countdown to 1997," National Geographic, February 1991.

"China: One Year Later," World Monitor, June 1990

"China after Deng," World Monitor, July 1989.

"Aborigines Search for Justice," World Monitor, May, 1989.

"Australia's Next Frontier," World Monitor, October, 1988

"Australia at 200," National Geographic, February, 1988.

"La Chine après Deng Xiaoping," l'Actualité, Novembre, 1987.

"Les Australiens," l'Actualité (Montreal), Octobre, 1987.

"Dernier Tango a Chengdu," l'Actualité (Montreal), Novembre, 1986.

"Justice in China," Boston Globe Magazine, August 17, 1986.

"Penny Capitalism," The New Republic, June 16, 1986.

"Sichuan China Changes Course," National Geographic, September, 1985.

"Trying to Make China Work," The Atlantic Monthly, July 1983.

"Stability and Security in the Pacific Region," in Pacific Region Interdependencies, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1981.

"Asia The Panorama from Hong Kong," The Atlantic Monthly, May, 1978.

"China Tomorrow," The New Republic, September 25, 1976.

"Priorities & Leadership in China Tomorrow," Worldview, March 1976.

"Peking Heart of Asia," The Atlantic Monthly, September, 1975.

"China's Post Vietnam Outlook," The Atlantic Monthly, June 1973.

"Danger in Thailand," The Atlantic Monthly, October 1972.

"China and the World," The Atlantic Monthly, January 1972.

"The 800 Million: Report from China," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 228, No. 5, November 1971.

"Japanese Awakening," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 227, No. 3, March, 1971.

"When America Lost China: The Case of John Carter Vincent," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 224, No. 5, November, 1969.

"Pax Americana and the Future of Asia," Cross Currents, Vol. XVII, No. 4, Fall, 1968.

"The Paris Peace Talks," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 222, No. 6, December 1968.

"Czechoslovakia's New Course," The New Republic, Vol. 158, No. 20, May 18, 1968.

"The Polish Consensus," The New Republic, Vol. 156, No. 21, May 27, 1967.

V. Shorter Articles

“Playing for Keeps,” The American, AEI, May-June, 2008

“The Trip That Changed the World: Nixon in China After Twenty-five Years,” Los Angeles Times, February 23, 1997. “Life and Soul of a Patriot,” The Australian, Focus Extra, January 23, 1995. "Letter From Peking," The Atlantic Monthly, August, 1980. "Toward a New Society," The Atlantic Monthly, October, 1972. "An Ostrich in Asia: Singapore and China," The New Republic, September 16, 1972. "China and the World," The Atlantic Monthly, January 1972. "Japanese Awakening," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 227, No. 3, March, 1971. "The Inscrutable West," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 226, No. 2, August, 1970. "When America Lost China," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 224, No. 5, November, 1969. "Manila and Bangkok," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 224, No. 1, July, 1969. "Revolutionaries or Utopians," Christianity and Crisis, Vol. XXIX, No. 12, July 7, 1969. "Thailand in a Squeeze," Christianity and Crisis, Vol. XXIX, No. 10, June 9, 1969. "The Paris Negotiations," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 223, No. 5, May, 1969. "Crossing the South China Sea," Christianity and Crisis, Vol. XXIX, No. 9, May 26, 1969. "Asian Politics and Priorities," Christianity and Crisis, Vol. XXIX, No. 8, May 12, 1969. "A Country in Search of a Role" (Australia), The New Republic, Vol. 160, No. 19, May 10, 1969. "The Paris Peace Talks," The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 222, No. 6, December, 1968. "Australia After Vietnam," Nation (Sydney), November 9, 1968. "Pax Americana and the Future of Asia," Crosscurrents, Vol. XVII, No. 4, Fall, 1968. "The Paris Talks," The New Republic, Vol. 159, No. 2, July 13, 1968. "Prague Notebook," Christianity and Crisis, Vol. XXVII, No. 8, May 13, 1968. "Whose China Problem," Motive, Vol. XXVII, No. 5, February, 1968. "The Philippines: Between Substance and Shadow," Motive, Vol. XXVII, No. 2, November 1967. "Mao and the Golden Goose," The New Republic, Vol. 157, No. 10, September 2, 1967. "China and Vietnam," The New Republic, Vol. 155, No. 18, October 29, 1966. "An Open Letter to American Liberals," Motive, Vol. XXVII, No. 1, October, 1966. "The Church in the Storm of Our Time," Christian Century, Vol. LXXXII, No. 42, October 20, 1965. "China Birth Control and Bibles," The New Republic, Vol. 152, No. 6, February 6, 1965. "A Trip to China III," The New Republic, Vol. 152, No. 4, January 23, 1965. "A Trip to China II," The New Republic, Vol. 152, No. 3, January 16, 1965. "Conversation in Peking," Christian Century, Vol. LXXXII, No. 2, January 13, 1965. "A Trip to China I," The New Republic, Vol. 152, No. 1, January 2, 1965. "Two Realms Commingled: Problems of Church and State," Prospect (Sydney), No. 4, 1963. "Is Disarmament Possible?," Melbourne University Magazine, Spring, 1962. "Faded Banners Politics and our Generation," Melbourne University Magazine, Spring 1961.

Also reviews and articles in these journals and papers, among others: Wall Street Journal, Bulletin of Australian Political Studies Association, London Observer, New York Review of Books, Melbourne Herald, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, The Listener, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, American Report, Melbourne Age, The Australian, New Zealand Herald, Philippines Free Press, Boston Herald Traveller, Adelaide Advertiser, Frontier (London), Reforme (Paris), Wellington Dominion, Dissent (Melbourne), Dissent (New York), Tokyo Shimbun, Nation (Sydney), Broadside (Melbourne), Crux (Melbourne), Fact (Melbourne), New Nation (Singapore), Bungei Shunju (Tokyo), Sankei Shimbun (Tokyo), Toronto Star, Sydney Bulletin, Chung Yung Jih Pao (Taipeh), Yomiuri Shimbun (Tokyo), New York Times Book Review, Straits Times (Singapore), Manchester Guardian, Ta Kung Pao (Hong Kong), Chicago Sun Times, Asian Wall Street Journal (Hong Kong), Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Star, San Francisco Examiner, Portland Oregonian, Honolulu Advertiser, Issues & Studies (Taipei), Houston Chronicle, Nanfang Zhoumo (Guangzhou).

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