Frank Dikoetter is Chair Professor of Humanities at the University of Hong Kong and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. His books have changed the way historians view China, from the classic The Discourse of Race in Modern China to his award-winning People's Trilogy documenting the lives of ordinary people under Mao. He is married and lives in Hong Kong.
A heroic piece of research ... Devastating in every sense of the word -- Praise for 'Mao's Great Famine' * Economist * Ground-breaking ... Unsparing in its detail, relentless in its research, unforgiving in its judgements ... Dikoetter's achievement in this book is remarkable -- Praise for 'The Tragedy of Liberation' * Sunday Times * Definitive and harrowing -- praise for 'The Cultural Revolution', Book of the Week * Daily Mail * Dikoetter never allows his intense account to degenerate into melodrama ... Fascinating -- praise for 'The Cultural Revolution' * Daily Telegraph * Magnificent ... The author gives full acknowledgement to memoirs and scholarly works but it is his own archival research, allied to a piercing critique, that lifts the book to a higher level. He has mastered the details so well that with the most sparing use of description he weaves a vivid tapestry of China at the time ...Brilliant -- praise for 'The Cultural Revolution' * Sunday Times *