Puck Engman, M.A.

“The Maoist Legacy: Party Dictatorship, Transitional Justice, and the Politics of Truth"

Mailing Address:Mitarbeiterfoto Puck Engman

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg   
Institut für Sinologie
Werthmannstraße 12
79098 Freiburg, Germany

E-Mail: puck.engman@sinologie.uni-freiburg.de

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2014 –
Ph.D. student at the University of Freiburg, Department of Sinology.

M.A. South and East Asian Studies.
École des hautes études en sciences sociales.

B.A. East Asian Studies and Chinese Language. Lund University. After Chinese language studies at Beijing Normal University (2012), Wuhan University (2010), Jilin University (2009), and Stockholm University (2008-2009).

Research and teaching positions

2014 –2019
Research assistant, ERC Project: The Maoist Legacy: Party Dictatorship, Transitional Justice and the Politics of Truth.

Academic publications


With Daniel Leese, eds. 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.


Book chapters

“Breaking with the Past: Party Propaganda and State Crimes.” In Redefining “Propaganda” in Modern China: Movements, Policies, Producers, and Aesthetics, 1949-2012, edited by Matthew Johnson and James Farley. Routledge, forthcoming.

 “Vetting the People’s Servant: On the Principles of Revolutionary Integrity.” In Victims, Perpetrators, and the Role of Law in Maoist China, edited by Daniel Leese and Puck Engman, 98–126. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110533651-005.


Scholarly resources

Zhongfa Directory (version 1.1). Freiburg University, 2018. https://github.com/maoistlegacy/zhongfadirectory.

With Yueran Tian. “The Maoist Legacy Project Presents the Zhongfa Directory,” June 3, 2017. https://www.maoistlegacy.uni-freiburg.de/en/2017/03/06/zhongfa-directory/.


Online publications

“Introduction to Central Documents.” Maoist Legacy Database, 2018. https://maoistlegacy.de/db/central-documents.

“Introduction to Compensation and Restitution.” Maoist Legacy Database, 2018. https://maoistlegacy.de/db/compensation-and-restitution.

“Introduction to Propaganda and Culture.” Maoist Legacy Database, 2018. https://maoistlegacy.de/db/propaganda-and-culture.


Book reviews

“Transitional Justice without Transition? Redressing Past Injustices under State Socialism.” H-Soz-Kult, May 17, 2019. http://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/tagungsberichte-8278.

Review of Fragments of an Unfinished War: Taiwanese Entrepreneurs and the Partition of China, by Françoise Mengin. International Journal of Taiwan Studies 2, no. 1 (January 20, 2019): 188–90. https://doi.org/10.1163/24688800-00201013.

“Kulturrevolutionen vid femtio - Några revisionistiska tendenser i litteraturen.” Kinarapport, no. 4 (2016).

Review of Tiananmen Redux: Den bortglömda massakern som förändrade världen, by Johan Lagerkvist. Kinarapport, no. 4 (2015).

Review of Pionjär och veteran – 50 år med Kina, by Göran Leijonhufvud. Kinarapport, no. 1 (2015).


Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Institut für Sinologie
Werthmannstraße 12
D-79098 Freiburg i. Br.

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