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Alexander C. Cook

Assistant Professor
Office Hours: 
Tuesdays 11:00am – 1:00pm and by appointment
3218 Dwinelle
(510) 642-2609

PhD, Columbia University (2007)
AB, Brown University (1998)

Curriculum Vitae: 
Research Interests: 

Cultural, intellectual, legal, and political history of 20th-century China.


Academic Appointments:

Assistant Professor, University of California (2009-present)
Humanities Fellow, Stanford University (2007-2009)
Lecturer, Brown University (2007)

Current Projects

China's Cultural Revolution on Trial

Three Worlds Apart: Chinese Visions of the Third World

"Chinese Uhuru: Mao and the Congo Crisis"

Representative Publications: 

Editor, Mao's Little Red Book: A Global History (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

"The Spiritual Atom Bomb and its Global Fallout," Introduction to Mao's Little Red Book: A Global History (Cambridge University Press, 2014).

“Third World Maoism” in Critical Introduction to Mao, edited by Timothy Cheek (Cambridge University Press, 2010).

“Experiments in the Laws of History: China from Mao to the WTO,” The Sixth Annual Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture (University of North Carolina, Wilmington, 2007).

“Settling Accounts: Law as History in the Trial of the Gang of Four” in Law and History, Current Legal Issues 6, edited by Andrew Lewis and Michael Lobban (Oxford University Press, 2003).