Arif Dirlik is Professor of History at Duke University. He is the author of Revolution and History: Origins of Marxist Historiography in China, 1919-1937 (California, 1978) and The Origins of Chinese Communism (1989).
"A first rate piece of scholarship, accessible to both general readers and China specialists. . . . This book should stand for some time as the definitive study of the Chinese anarchist movement of the early twentieth century."--John A. Rapp, "Journal of Interdisciplinary History