Professor Frederick Teiwes
BA Amherst PhD Columbia
+61 2 9351 3798
Professor Teiwes is a scholar with an international reputation in his main area of research, Chinese elite politics. He has written extensively on re-evaluations of Chinese Communist Party history, 1935-76, and is currently researching leadership politics in the post-Mao era. His wider areas of interest lie in Chinese politics more broadly, communist and post-communist systems, the international communist movement, and American foreign policy.
His major publications include The End of the Maoist Era, China’s Road to Disaster, The Tragedy of Lin Biao, The Politics of Agricultural Co-operativisation in China, The Formation of the Maoist Leadership (all with Warren Sun), Politics and Purges in China, and Politics at Mao’s Court. He has also contributed to The Cambridge History of China and written for The China Quarterly, Asian Survey, Problems of Communism, The China Journal, and other journals.
- Asian History
- Comparative Government & Politics
- International relations
- Chinese communist leadership politics
- Chinese politics
- Deng Xiaoping
- Elite political culture
- Mao Zedong
- Zhou Enlai
Books Authored and Edited
Teiwes, F & Sun, W 2008, The First Tiananmen Incident Reconsidered: Elite Politics and Crisis Management at the End of the Maoist Era, Hong Kong Institute of Asian Studies, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong.
Teiwes, F & Sun, W 2007, The End of the Maoist Era: Chinese Politics during the Twilight of the Cultural Revolution, 1972-1976, M.E. Sharpe, New York.
Teiwes, F & Sun, W 1999, Chinas Road to Disaster: Mao, Central Politicians and Provincial Leaders in the Unfolding of the, M.E. Sharpe, New York.
Teiwes, F & Sun, W 1996, The Tragedy of Lin Biao : Riding the tiger during the Cultural Revolution, 1966-1971, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu.
Teiwes, F 1993, Politics and purges in China : rectification and the decline of party norms, 1950-1965, M.E. Sharpe, New York.
Teiwes, F & Sun W 1993, The Politics of agricultural cooperativization in China : Mao, Deng Zihui, and the "high tide" of 1955, M.E. Sharpe, New York.
Teiwes, F 1991, Cong Mao Zedong dao Deng Xiaoping, Zhong gong zhong yang dang xiao chu ban she : Xin hua shu dian jing xiao, Peking.
Teiwes, F 1990, Politics at Mao's court : Gao Gang and party factionalism in the early 1950s, M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, New York.
Teiwes, F 1984, Leadership, legitimacy, and conflict in China : from a charismatic Mao to the politics of succession, M.E. Sharpe, New York.
Teiwes, F 1979, Politics and purges in China : rectification and the decline of party norms, 1950-1965, M. E. Sharpe, New York.
Refereed Journal Articles
Teiwes, F & Sun W 2011, "China’s New Economic Policy under Hua Guofeng: Party Consensus and Party Myths", The China Journal, no. 66, pp. 1-23.
Teiwes, F & Sun W 2004, "The First Tiananmen Incident Revisited: Elite Politics and Crisis Management at the end of Mao's Era", Pacific Affairs, vol. 77, no. 2, pp. 211-235.
Teiwes, F 2004, "From leninist discipline to socialist legalism: Peng Zhen on law and political authority in the PRC", Pacific Affairs, pp. 115-117.
Teiwes, F 2001, "Normal politics with Chinese characteristics", China Journal, vol. 45, pp. 69-82.
Teiwes, F 2001, "Politics at the 'core' : the political circumstances of Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin", China Information, vol.XV, no. 1, pp. 1-66.
Teiwes, F 1996, "The private life of Chairman Mao: The inside story of the man who made modern China Li,ZS", China Quarterly, vol. 145, pp. 176-188.
Teiwes, F 1995, "Mao, Zedong Manuscripts since the Founding of the State Documents Res Off Ccp Ctr", Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, vol. 33, pp. 127-149.
Teiwes, F 1995, "The Paradoxical Post Mao Transition from Obeying the Leader to Normal Politics", China Journal, vol. 34, pp. 55-94.
Teiwes, F 1995, "The Writings of Mao,Zedong, 1949 1976, Vol 1, September 1949 December 1955 Kau,Mym, Leung,Jk, Sharpe,Me', Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, vol. 33, pp. 127-149.
Teiwes, F & Sun W 1993, "Mao, Deng, Zihui, and the Politics of Agricultural Cooperativization", Chinese Law and Government, vol. 26, no. 3-4, pp. 5-50.
Teiwes, F 1993, "Bureaucracy, Economy, and Leadership in China the Institutional Origins of the Great Leap Forward Bachman,D", Pacific Affairs, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 244-253.
Teiwes, F 1988, "Mao and His Lieutenants", Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, vol. 19/20, pp. 1-80.
Teiwes, F 1986, "Mao Zedong and Peng Dehuai", Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs, vol. 16, pp. 81-98.
Teiwes, F & Sun, W 2010, "An Evolving Consensus on Modernization: PRC Economic Policy from the Purge of the ‘Gang of Four’ to the Third Plenum", in Z Jiamu (ed), Contemporary China and Its Development Road, Contemporary China Institute and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing.
Teiwes, F 2010, "Mao Zedong in Power (1949-1976)", in W Joseph (ed) Introduction to Politics in China, Oxford University Press, New York.
Teiwes, F 2010, "Mao and His Followers", in T Cheek (ed), The Cambridge Critical Introduction to Mao, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Teiwes, F 2009, "Mao Zedong in Power (1949-1976)", in W Joseph, (ed), Politics in China: An Introduction, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Teiwes, F 2009, "Entries for: Mao Zedong, 1893-1976; Hua Guofeng, 1921-2008; Chinese Marxism: Mass Mobilization (Mass Movement); Sino-Soviet Schism; Tian’anmen Incident (1976)", in Pong, D (ed), Encyclopedia of Modern China, Charles Scribner's Sons, Farmington Hills.
Teiwes, F & Sun W 2006, "The 1976 Tiananmen Incident Re-evaluated: From the Death of Zhou Enlai to the Anointment of Hua Guofeng as Mao Zedong's Successor", in Zhu Jiamu (ed), Contemporary China and the Outside World, Contemporary China Publishing House, Beijing.
Teiwes, F 2002, "Normal Politics with Chinese Characteristics", in J Unger (ed), The Nature of Chinese Politics: From Mao to Jiang, M. E. Sharpe, New York.
Teiwes, F 2002, "The Paradoxical Post-Mao Transition: From Obeying the Leader to 'Normal Politics'", in J Unger (ed), The Nature of Chinese Politics: From Mao to Jiang, M. E. Sharpe, New York.
Teiwes, F 2002, "The Politics of Succession: Previous Patterns and a New Process", in J Wong & Z Yongnian (eds), China's Post-Jiang Leadership Succession: Problems and Perspectives, Singapore University Press, Singapore.
Teiwes, F 2000, "The Chinese State During the Maoist Era", in D Shambaugh (ed), The Modern Chinese State, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Teiwes, F 2000 "The Problematic Quest for Stability: Reflections on Succession, Institutionalization, Governability, and Legitimacy in Post-Deng China", in H Tien & Y Chu (eds), China under Jiang Zemin, Lynne Rienner Publishers, London pp. 71-95.
Teiwes, F & Sun W 1997, "The Politics of an Un-Maoist Interlude: The Case of Opposing Rash Advance, 1956-1957", in New Perspectives on State Socialism in China, East Gate, New York.
Teiwes, F 1997, "Interviews on Party History", in New Perspectives on State Socialism in China, East Gate, New York.
Teiwes, F 1997, "The establishment and consolidation of the new regime, 1949-57", in The Politics of China, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Selected Conference Papers
Teiwes, F & Sun W 2009, "An Evolving Consensus on Modernization: PRC Economic Policy from the Purge of the 'Gang of Four' to the Third Plenum, 1976-1978", paper presented at the Conference on 'Contemporary China and its Development RoadThe second International Senior Forum on Contemporary History of China', Beijing, September 2009.
Teiwes, F & Sun W 1999, "Zhou Enlai yu fanmaojin (Zhou Enlai and Opposing Rash Advance)", Zhongwai xuezhe zailun Zhou Enlai [Chinese and Foreign Scholars again Discuss Zhou Enlai], Tianjin: Zhongyang wenxian chubanshe [Central Documents Press], 389-406.
Teiwes, F 1974, "Provincial Leadership in China: The Cultural Revolution and its Aftermath", Working Paper, China-Japan Program Cornell University, Report Number 4.
Baum R, Teiwes, F, Zhongguo G & Y. C 1968, "Ssu-ch*ing: the socialist education movement of 1962-1966", China research monographs, Center for Chinese Studies, University of California, Report Number no. 2, Appendices A-E (p. 49-126) comprise translations of texts of Chinese Communist Party Central Committee directives.
Teiwes, F 2006, "Yu Guangyuan, Deng Xiaoping Shakes the World: An Eyewitness Account of China's Party Work Conference and the Third Plenum (November-December 1978)", ed by E Vogel & S Levine, Pacific Affairs, vol. 79, no. 2, pp. 315-17
Teiwes, F 1994, "The formation of the Maoist leadership : from the return of Wang Ming to the Seventh Party Congress', Research notes and studies, Contemporary China Institute School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Report Number 0728602237 (pbk.).
Teiwes, F 1983, "Major dilemmas in Chinese politics since 1949", Occasional publications series / Centre for Asian Studies ; no. 2., Sydney: Centre for Asian Studies, University of Sydney, 20.
Teiwes, F 1978, "Elite discipline in China : coercive and persuasive approaches to rectification, 1950-1953', Contemporary China papers, Contemporary China Centre Research School of Pacific Studies, ANU, Report Number 12, Political elites. Political socialisation. China, 1950-1953 (ANB/PRECIS SIN 0277347).
Teiwes, F 1967, "Provincial party personnel in mainland China, 1956-1966", Occassional Paper, East Asian Institute Columbia University.
Teiwes, F & Sun W 2006, "The 1976 Tiananmen Crisis Analysis", Hong Kong: USC Seminar Series, Institute of Asian Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong.