Frank Dikötter

Dr. Frank Dikötter

Chair Professor of Humanities, Department of History, The University of Hong Kong.


Some recent publications

  • Dikötter, F. (2019).

How to Be a Dictator: The Cult of Personality in the Twentieth Century. Bloomsbury Publishing.

  • Dikötter, F. (2016).

The Cultural Revolution: A People’s History, 1962-1976. Bloomsbury Press.

  • Dikötter, F. (2013).

The Tragedy of Liberation: A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957. Bloomsbury Press.

Texts to download

  • Dikötter, F. & Shao, Q. (2017).

“History as Humanity’s CV: A Conversation with Frank Dikötter”. The Chinese Historical Review, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 166–182.

  • Dikötter, F. (2015).

“Coping with famine in Communist China (1949–62)”. European Review of History: Revue européenne d’histoire.

  • Dikötter, F., Laamann, L. & Z. Xun (2002).

“Narcotic Culture. A Social History of Drug Consumption in China”. The British Journal of Criminology, Vol. 42, No.  2, pp. 317–336

  • Dikötter, F. (1998).

“Race Culture: Recent Perspectives on the History of Eugenics”. The American Historical Review, Vol. 103, No. 2, pp. 467–478.