Emeritus Professor Frederick Teiwes

BA Amherst PhD Columbia

H04 - Merewether Building
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 3798

Biographical details

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.

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Research interests

  • Asian History
  • Comparative Government & Politics
  • International relations
  • China
  • Chinese communist leadership politics
  • Chinese politics
  • Deng Xiaoping
  • Elite political culture
  • Mao Zedong
  • Zhou Enlai

Selected grants

2013

  • Chinese Communist Elite Politics under Hua Guofeng and Deng Xiaoping; Teiwes F, Sun W; Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation/Research Grant.
  • The Political Dynamics of Deng Xiaoping's Leadership of China, 1979-1992; Teiwes F, Sun W; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).
  • The Political Dynamics of Deng Xiaopings Leadership of China 1981-1992; Teiwes F, Sun W; Australian National University/Australian Centre on China in the World.

2012

  • Chinese Elite Politics 1976-1981; Teiwes F, Gang H; Australian National University/Australian Centre on China in the World.

2008

  • The Post-Mao Transition in China: From the Ashes of Revolution toward Reform, 1976-1978; Teiwes F, Sun W; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2003

  • The Politics of Transition in China, 1972-1982; Teiwes F, Sun W; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Discovery Projects (DP).

2000

  • Chinese elite politics in the Maoist and post-Mao eras; Teiwes F; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).
  • A political biography of Zhou Enlai; Teiwes F, Sun W; Australian Research Council (ARC)/Large Research Grants (LRG).

Selected publications

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Books

  • Teiwes, F., Sun, W. (2007). The End of the Maoist Era: Chinese Politics during the Twilight of the Cultural Revolution, 1972-1976. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe.

Book Chapters

  • Teiwes, F. (2010). Mao and his followers. In Timothy Cheek (Eds.), A Critical Introduction to Mao, (pp. 129-157). New York, USA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Teiwes, F. (2010). Mao Zedong in Power (1949 - 1976). In William A Joseph (Eds.), Politics in China: An Introduction, (pp. 63-102). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Teiwes, F. (2002). Normal Politics with Chinese Characteristics. In Jonathan Unger (Eds.), The Nature of Chinese Politics: From Mao to Jiang, (pp. 239-257). Armonk, New York: East Gate Books.
  • Teiwes, F. (2002). The Chinese State during the Maoist Era. In David Shambaugh (Eds.), The Modern Chinese State, (pp. 105-160). 1: Cambridge University Press.
  • Teiwes, F. (2002). The Paradoxical Post-Mao Transition: From Obeying the Leader to "Normal Politics". In Jonathan Unger (Eds.), The Nature of Chinese Politics: From Mao to Jiang, (pp. 58-97). Armonk, New York: East Gate Books.
  • Teiwes, F. (2002). The Politics of Succession: Previous Patterns and a New Process. In Zheng Yongnian; John Wong (Eds.), Chinas Post-Jiang Leadership Succession: Problems and Perspectives, (pp. 21-58). Singapore: Singapore University Press.
  • Teiwes, F. (2000). The Problematic Quest for Stability: Reflections on Succession, Institutionalization, Governability, and Legitimacy in Post-Deng China. In Hung-mao Tien, Yunhan Zhu (Eds.), China under Jiang Zemin, (pp. 71-95). London: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Journals

  • Teiwes, F., Sun, W. (2011). China's New Economic Policy under Hua Guofeng: Party Consensus and Party Myths. The China Journal, 66(July), 1-23.
  • Teiwes, F., Sun, W. (2004). The first Tiananmen incident revisited: elite politics and crisis management at the end of the Maoist era. Pacific Affairs: an international review of Asia and the Pacific, 77(2), 211-235.
  • Teiwes, F. (2001). Normal politics with Chinese characteristics. The China Journal, 45, 69-82.
  • Teiwes, F. (2001). Politics at the "core" : the political circumstances of Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin. China Information: a journal on contemporary China studies, XV, 1-66.

Conferences

  • 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. Chinese Elites and their Rivals: Past, Present and Future, Melbourne: China Studies, University of Melbourne.

2011

  • Teiwes, F., Sun, W. (2011). China's New Economic Policy under Hua Guofeng: Party Consensus and Party Myths. The China Journal, 66(July), 1-23.

2010

  • Teiwes, F. (2010). Mao and his followers. In Timothy Cheek (Eds.), A Critical Introduction to Mao, (pp. 129-157). New York, USA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Teiwes, F. (2010). Mao Zedong in Power (1949 - 1976). In William A Joseph (Eds.), Politics in China: An Introduction, (pp. 63-102). New York: Oxford University Press.

2009

  • 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. Chinese Elites and their Rivals: Past, Present and Future, Melbourne: China Studies, University of Melbourne.

2007

  • Teiwes, F., Sun, W. (2007). The End of the Maoist Era: Chinese Politics during the Twilight of the Cultural Revolution, 1972-1976. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe.

2004

  • Teiwes, F., Sun, W. (2004). The first Tiananmen incident revisited: elite politics and crisis management at the end of the Maoist era. Pacific Affairs: an international review of Asia and the Pacific, 77(2), 211-235.

2002

  • Teiwes, F. (2002). Normal Politics with Chinese Characteristics. In Jonathan Unger (Eds.), The Nature of Chinese Politics: From Mao to Jiang, (pp. 239-257). Armonk, New York: East Gate Books.
  • Teiwes, F. (2002). The Chinese State during the Maoist Era. In David Shambaugh (Eds.), The Modern Chinese State, (pp. 105-160). 1: Cambridge University Press.
  • Teiwes, F. (2002). The Paradoxical Post-Mao Transition: From Obeying the Leader to "Normal Politics". In Jonathan Unger (Eds.), The Nature of Chinese Politics: From Mao to Jiang, (pp. 58-97). Armonk, New York: East Gate Books.
  • Teiwes, F. (2002). The Politics of Succession: Previous Patterns and a New Process. In Zheng Yongnian; John Wong (Eds.), Chinas Post-Jiang Leadership Succession: Problems and Perspectives, (pp. 21-58). Singapore: Singapore University Press.

2001

  • Teiwes, F. (2001). Normal politics with Chinese characteristics. The China Journal, 45, 69-82.
  • Teiwes, F. (2001). Politics at the "core" : the political circumstances of Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin. China Information: a journal on contemporary China studies, XV, 1-66.

2000

  • Teiwes, F. (2000). The Problematic Quest for Stability: Reflections on Succession, Institutionalization, Governability, and Legitimacy in Post-Deng China. In Hung-mao Tien, Yunhan Zhu (Eds.), China under Jiang Zemin, (pp. 71-95). London: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

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