Professor Roderick MacFarquhar is best known for his works on China under the rule of chairman Mao Zedong. Photo: Nora Tam Professor Roderick MacFarquhar is best known for his works on China under the rule of chairman Mao Zedong. Photo: Nora Tam
Professor Roderick MacFarquhar is best known for his works on China under the rule of chairman Mao Zedong. Photo: Nora Tam
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Scholar who opened the door to China

  • The writings of Roderick MacFarquhar, who has died aged 88, on the communist country, especially of the Cultural Revolution and Mao Zedong’s rule, gave insight and understanding in the West

Professor Roderick MacFarquhar is best known for his works on China under the rule of chairman Mao Zedong. Photo: Nora Tam Professor Roderick MacFarquhar is best known for his works on China under the rule of chairman Mao Zedong. Photo: Nora Tam
Professor Roderick MacFarquhar is best known for his works on China under the rule of chairman Mao Zedong. Photo: Nora Tam
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