Puck Engman

Assistant Professor

I am a historian of China in the postwar era, with a particular emphasis on the history of socialism. My research covers the socialist reorganization of state and society in the early People's Republic as well as the transition from socialism to capitalism towards the end of the twentieth century. 
As a member of the Maoist Legacy project, I helped build a digital archive which collects, curates, and translates documents on historical justice from the People’s Republic of China.

Research Interests

History of socialism; Social revolution; Law and State; Historical justice; Political communication; Bureaucratic process


PhD, University of Freiburg
BA, Lund University 

Representative Publications

With Daniel Leese, ed. Victims, Perpetrators and the Role of Law in Maoist China: A Case-Study Approach. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110533651

Puck Engman