Professor of History
Rebecca E Karl teaches on modern China, gender, and social theory in the History Department.
Editorial Collective, _positions: asia critique_
_China's Revolutions: From Then to Now_ (tentative title)NY, NY: Verso 2019 (forthcoming)
The Magic of Concepts: History and the Economic in Twentieth-Century ChinaDurham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017
Revolution and its Narratives: Socialist Literary and Cultural Imaginaries in China, 1950-1966. Co-translator (with Xueping Zhong) from 蔡翔 [Cai Xiang], 革命/叙述 [Geming/ Xushu]Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2016
The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory. Co-editor and co-translator with Lydia Liu & Dorothy KoNY, NY: Columbia University Press, 2013
毛泽东专[Mao Zedong Zhuan]. Translation and adaptation of Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth Century WorldChangsha: Hunan People’s Press, 2013
Mao Zedong and China in the Twentieth-Century World: A Concise HistoryDurham, NC: Duke University Press 2010
Staging the World: Chinese Nationalism at the Turn of the Twentieth CenturyDurham, NC: Duke University Press 2002
Rethinking the 1898 Reform Period: Political and Cultural Change in Modern China. Co-editor (with Peter Zarrow)Cambridge, MA: Harvard University, Council on East Asian Publications 2002
Marxism beyond Marxism. Co-editor (with Saree Makdisi and Cesare Casarino)NY, NY: Routledge 1996
“To Serve the People: An Exemplary Chinese Socialist Text of 1944,” in _Textual Turning Point: The Futures of 1944_, eds. John Munro and Kirrily Freeman. London: Bloomsbury Press 2019.
“Mao Zedong’s Serve the People,” in _The Afterlives of Chinese Communism_, ed. Christian Sorace. Australia National University Press/ Verso Press 2019.
“China.” In _Bloomsbury Companion to Marx_, ed. Jeff Diamanti, Andrew Pendakis, and Imre Szeman. London: Bloomsbury Academic 2019.
“Reflections on Revolution and Socialism in Our Time.” _Cultural Critique_ #98 (Winter 2018).
“Feminism and Reconceptualizing History: A Brief Comment.” WAGIC, online journal. March 2018.
“Rules for Destroying Countries: China and the Colonial World in the Early Twentieth Century.” _Viewpoint_ special issue, “Imperialism” https://www.viewpointmag.com/2018/02/01/issue-6-imperialism/. February 2018.
“Compradors: The Mediating Middle of Capitalism in Twentieth-Century China and the World.” In East Asian Marxisms and their Trajectories, ed. Joyce Liu and Viren Murthy. NY, NY: Routledge, 2017: 119-136.
“Congshen ‘Yaxiya shengchan fangshi”: Lilun yu lishi de zhoujie” [Rethinking the Asiatic Mode of Production: Theory and History]. In Lydia Liu, ed., Shijie cixu yu wenming dengji: Quanchoushi yanjiu de xin lvjing [World Order and Civilizational Stages: New Paths in World History], Beijing: Sanlian chubanshe, 2016.
“What is World History? A Critique of Pure Ideology,” in Tina Chen & David S. Churchill, eds., The Material of World History, NY: Routledge, 2015.
“Jingjixue, wenhua yu lishi shijian: 20 shiji 30 niandai de yici pipan” [经济学， 文化与历史时间： 20世纪30年代的一次批判 Economics, Culture and Temporality: A 1930s Debate]. Marxism & Reality (Beijing), Vol 122 (January 2013): 176-182.
“Feminism in China,” Journal of Modern Chinese History (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Modern History Institute Journal), Volume 6, No. 2, December 2012: 235-255.
“Mao Zedong and the Contemporary Global Conjuncture,” Das Argument (in German), January 2012.
“The Flight to Rights: 1990s China and Beyond,” Wang Ban, ed., Special Issue on “China and Theory,” Telos 151 (Summer 2010): 87-104.
“On Women’s Labor: He Zhen, Anarcho-Feminism and Twentieth-Century China in the World.” Labyris (Brazil) [http://www.ih.unb.br//his/gefem]. January/December 2010.
“Can a Post-1919 World History be Written?” Sungkyun Journal of East Asian Studies (Korea), Vol 9, No 1 (April 2009): 1-10.
“Journalism, Social Value, and a Philosophy of the Everyday in1920s China,” positions 16:3 (Winter 2008): 539-568.
“Culture, Revolution and the Times of History: Mao Zedong and 20th Century China,” China Quarterly 187 (Fall 2006): 693-699.
Curating Revolution: Politics on Display in Mao’s China. By Denise Y. Ho. The Public Historian (Summer 2018).
“Imaginary Identities and Han Nationalism: A Consideration.” Featured review of The Great Han: Race, Nationalism, and Tradition in China Today. By Kevin Carrico. In China Review International 23.2 (May 2018).
“Unlikely Partners: Chinese Reformers, Western Economists, and the Making of Global China.” By Julian Gerwitz. In The Historian, December 2017.
“Little Big Man.” Review of Deng Xiaoping: A Revolutionary Life. By Alexander Pantsov & Steven I. Levine. New Left Review 97 (Jan/Feb 2016): 139-150.