Frank Dikötter

Dr. Frank Dikötter

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


Some recent publications

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

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

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

Texts to download

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

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

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

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