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(p. ix) List of Contributors

(p. ix) List of Contributors

Marco Albeltaro is a research fellow in the Department of Culture, Politics, and Society at the University of Turin. He has published La parentesi antifascista. Giornali e giornalisti a Torino (1945–1948) (Turin: Seb27, 2011) and edited L’assalto al cielo. Le ragioni del comunismo, oggi (Rome: La Città del Sole, 2010). His next book will be a biography of Pietro Secchia.

Anne Alexander is a research fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities, University of Cambridge. She is author of Nasser (Cairo: Haus/American University in Cairo Press, 2004) and ‘Brothers-in-Arms? The Egyptian Military, the Ikhwan and the Revolutions of 1952 and 2011’, Journal of North African Studies, 16.4 (2011), 533–54. She is currently writing a book on the workers’ movement in the Egyptian revolution of 2011, with Mostafa Bassiouny.

Anna Belogurova is a postdoctoral fellow at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Her research is on the Malayan Communist Party and Chinese communism in Southeast Asia in a global perspective. She co-authored with K. Tertitski, Taiwanskoe kommunisticheskoe dvizhenie i Komintern, 1924–1932 [Taiwanese Communist Movement and the Comintern] (Moscow: Vostok-Zapad, 2005) (also published in Chinese).

Paul Betts is Professor of Modern European History at the University of Oxford and a fellow of St Antony’s College. He is the author of several books and numerous articles on various aspects of German cultural history. His most recent book is Within Walls: Private Life in the German Democratic Republic (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010). He is researching a book on changing ideas of civilization in twentieth-century Europe.

Maud Anne Bracke is lecturer in history at the University of Glasgow. She works on twentieth-century social, political, and cultural history of Europe; women’s movements; 1968, specifically in Italy, France, and Czechoslovakia; and West European communism during the Cold War.

Jeremy Brown is Assistant Professor of Modern Chinese History at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia. He is the author of City Versus Countryside in Mao’s China: Negotiating the Divide (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

Susan Brownell is a professor of anthropology at the University of Missouri–St Louis. She is the author of Training the Body for China: Sports in the Moral Order of the People’s Republic (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995).

(p. x) Paresh Chattopadhyay is a professor of political economy at the University of Quebec in Montreal. He is the author of The Marxian Concept of Capital and the Soviet Experience: Essay in the Critique of Political Economy (Westport: Praeger, 1994). He is currently writing Socialism and Commodity Production to be published by Brill.

Timothy Cheek holds the Louis Cha Chair in Chinese Research at the University of British Columbia. He has published extensively on China’s intellectuals and Chinese Communist Party history. Current projects include contemporary Chinese intellectuals and Chinese thought, the writings of Mao Zedong (Yan’an period), and Chinese historiography.

Allison Drew is a professor in the Politics Department, University of York. Her books include Between Empire and Revolution: A Life of Sidney Bunting, 1873–1936 (London: Pickering & Chatto, 2007), Discordant Comrades: Identities and Loyalties on the South African Left (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2000), and South Africa’s Radical Tradition: A Documentary History (Cape Town: Buchu Books, 1997). She is completing a manuscript entitled ‘We are No Longer in France: Communists in Colonial Algeria’.

Robert Edelman is a professor of Russian history and the history of sport at the University of California, San Diego. He is the author of Serious Fun: A History of Spectator Sports in the USSR (New York: Oxford University Press, 1993) and Spartak Moscow: the People’s Team in the Workers’ State (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2009). He is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Sports History (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013) and is currently writing a global history of sport during the Cold War.

Adrienne Lynn Edgar is an associate professor of Russian and Central Asian history at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2004) and is working on a book about ethnic intermarriage in the Soviet Union.

Jean-François Fayet teaches in the Department of History in the University of Geneva. He has published extensively on the history of international communism and is author of Karl Radek (1885–1939). Biographie politique (Berne: Lang, 2004).

Donald Filtzer is Professor of Russian History at the University of East London. His most recent book is The Hazards of Urban Life in Late Stalinist Russia: Health, Hygiene, and Living Standards, 1943–1953 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). He is currently finishing a new project, ‘Health, Disease, and Mortality on the Soviet Home Front During World War II’, funded by the Wellcome Trust.

Sheila Fitzpatrick is Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney and Professor Emerita of the University of Chicago. She is a historian of twentieth-century Russia who has published extensively, mainly on Soviet social and cultural history in the Stalin period, particularly social mobility, social identity, and everyday practices.

Mark Gamsa is Senior Lecturer in Tel Aviv University, with main research interests in late imperial and modern Russian and Chinese history, as well as in cultural, intellectual, and comparative history, historiography, and the history of translation.

Mike Gonzalez is Emeritus Professor of Latin American Studies at Glasgow University. He is the author of Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004) and Tango: Sex and the Rhythm of the City (London: Reaktion Books, 2013) and co-editor of Arms and the People (London: Pluto, 2012). He is currently working on a major project on water, and a study of Jose Carlos Mariategui, as well as writing for the theatre.

Mark Harrison is a professor of economics at the University of Warwick and a research fellow of its Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy, the Centre for Russian and East European Studies of the University of Birmingham, and the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. His current research is on the political economy of defence and security.

Donna Harsch is a political and social historian of twentieth-century Germany and a professor of history at Carnegie Mellon University. She is author of German Social Democracy and the Rise of Nazism (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1993) and Revenge of the Domestic: Women, the Family, and Communism in the German Democratic Republic (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007).

Anke Hilbrenner teaches in the Department of East European History, University of Bonn, Germany. Her latest publications include ‘Looking at European Sports from an Eastern European Perspective’, European Review, 19.4 (2011), 595–610 (with Britta Lenz); and ‘European Sport Historiography: Challenges and Opportunities’, Journal of Sport History, 38.2 (2011), 181–8 (with Christopher Young and Alan Tomlinson).

Richard King is Professor of Chinese Studies at the University of Victoria in British Columbia, teaching and researching Chinese literature and film, Asian popular culture, and literary and cultural theory. He is the author most recently of Milestones on a Golden Road: Writing for Chinese Socialism 1945–1980 (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2013).

Pavel Kolář is Professor of Comparative and Transnational History of 19th–20th Century Europe (Central, Eastern, South Eastern Europe) at the European University Institute, Florence. He has published on state socialism, comparative history of dictatorships, and history of physical violence.

Daniel Leese is Assistant Professor of Chinese History and Politics at Freiburg University. He is the author of Mao Cult: Rhetoric and Ritual in China’s Cultural Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011) and the editor of Brill’s Encyclopedia of China (Leiden: Brill, 2009).

(p. xii) Lars T. Lih lives in Montreal, Quebec. He is an adjunct professor at the Schulich School of Music, McGill University, but writes on Russian and socialist history in his own time. His publications include Bread and Authority in Russia, 1914–1921 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1990), Lenin Rediscovered (Chicago: Haymarket Books, 2006), and Lenin (London: Reaktion Books, 2011).

Kevin McDermott is Senior Lecturer in Political History at Sheffield Hallam University. He is the author of Stalin: Revolutionary in an Era of War (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006) and co-editor of several volumes, including Stalinist Terror in Eastern Europe: Elite Purges and Mass Repression (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2010) and Revolution and Resistance in Eastern Europe: Challenges to Communist Rule (Oxford: Berg, 2006) (both with Matthew Stibbe). He is currently writing a study of communist Czechoslovakia.

Richard Madsen is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego. He has written widely about the sociology of morality, religion, and politics, both in the United States and in China.

Matthias Middell is Professor of Cultural History and Director of the Global and European Studies Institute at Leipzig University. He is Director of the University’s Graduate Centre for Social Sciences and Humanities as well as Spokesperson of its Centre for Area Studies. His research focuses on global history, with an emphasis on spatial configurations and cultural transfers, and on the history of historiography.

Sergey Radchenko is Lecturer at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China. He is the author of Two Suns in the Heavens: The Sino-Soviet Struggle for Supremacy, 1962–67 (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009), and the forthcoming Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia, 1982–91 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013).

Tim Rees is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter (UK). His research and publishing lie in the areas of modern Spanish, rural, and communist history. He is currently completing a study of the Spanish Communist Party in the era of the Communist International entitled Red Spain: The Spanish Communist Party, 1920–1939.

Geoffrey Roberts is Head of the School of History at University College Cork. His latest book is Stalin’s General: The Life of Georgy Zhukov (London: Icon, 2012).

Stephen A. Smith is Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College, Oxford. He has published extensively on the history of modern China and Russia, including Revolution and the People in Russia and China: A Comparative History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).

Julia C. Strauss teaches in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. She researches the domestic politics of China and Taiwan, with a particular focus on institution building, local administration, and environmental policy. She is author of Strong Institutions in (p. xiii) Weak Polities: State Building in Republican China, 1927–1940 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998) and is completing a book on regime consolidation on the two sides of the Taiwan Straits in the early to mid-1950s.

Balázs Szalontai is Assistant Professor at Kwangwoon University in Seoul, South Korea, and Associate Fellow and Visiting Scholar of the Institute of Occidental Studies (IKON), National University of Malaysia. His publications include Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet-DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean Despotism, 1953–1964 (Stanford: Stanford University Press and Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 2005).

Alexander Vatlin is a professor in the History Faculty of Moscow State University, where he teaches modern German history and the history of the international communist movement. Among his publications are Die Komintern. Gründung, Programmatik, Akteure (Berlin: Karl Dietz Verlag, 2009).

Tuong Vu is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon, and has held visiting fellowships at the National University of Singapore and Princeton University. Recent books include Paths to Development in Asia: South Korea, Vietnam, China, and Indonesia (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010) and Dynamics of the Cold War in Asia: Ideology, Identity, and Culture (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Dean Vuletic is Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Vienna currently engaged in a project how the Eurovision Song Contest has influenced cultural and political notions of European identities and mutual perceptions among Europeans. He has published on communism and popular culture in Yugoslavia.

Felix Wemheuer is Assistant Professor of Sinology at the University of Vienna. He has published several articles on the Great Leap Forward and co-edited the volume Eating Bitterness (Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2011). His latest book Hunger and Food Politics in Maoist China and the Soviet Union will be published by Yale University Press.

Yang Kuisong is Professor of History at the East China Normal University in Shanghai. He has published extensively on the history of the Chinese Communist Party, China’s foreign policy, Sino–Soviet relations, and the history of Chinese socialism. (p. xiv)