Arif Dirlik (born in Mersin, Turkey in 1940) is a retired historian most known for his works about the formation of the Chinese Communist Party, especially its relation to anarchism, and for his ad hominem attacks on the academic subfield of post-colonial studies. Dirlik received a BSc in Electrical Engineering at Robert College, Istanbul in 1964 and a PhD in History at the University of Rochester in 1973.
From 1971 until 2001 he stayed as a member of the History faculty at
Duke University. In 2001 he moved to the University of Oregon in 2001 as Knight Professor of History and Anthropology where he also was appointed Director of the Center for Critical Theory and Transnational Studies. He retired from Oregon in 2006, the same year his Center died. He was a Visiting Professor in Summer 2006 at the Central Bureau for Compilation and Translation in Beijing, a Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Asian Studies in the Netherlands, and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the [1 ] Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia. [2 ]
Dirlik has been a visiting faculty member at
UCLA, University of Victoria, BC, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and Soka University of America.
Publications [ edit ]
The Origins of Chinese Communism, New York: Oxford University Press. 1990.
Revolution and History: Origins of Marxist Historiography in China, 1919-1937. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1991.
Anarchism in the Chinese Revolution, Berkeley: University of California Press. 1991.
Schools into Fields and Factories: Anarchists, the Guomindang, and the National Labor University in Shanghai, 1927-1932, (with Ming Chan). Durham: Duke University Press. 1994.
After the Revolution: Waking to Global Capitalism, Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press. 1997.
The Postcolonial Aura: Third World Criticism in the Age of Global Capitalism, Boulder: Westview Press. 2000. "Postmodernism and China." Duke University Press
Postmodernity's Histories: The Past as Legacy and Project, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 2005.
Marxism in the Chinese Revolution, Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield. 2006. "Pedagogies of the Global: Knowledge in the Human Interest," Paradigm Press
2007. "Global Modernity: Modernity in the Age of Global Capitalism." Paradigm Press
References [ edit ]
^ Biography at Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS)
^ Biography at Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia
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