John Gittings


Peace writings
Journal articles
Newspaper articles
Family links



The World and China, 1922-1972 (first published 1974, re-issued as hardback and e-book in Routledge Library Editions: History of China, 2018).

The Glorious Art of Peace: Paths to Peace in a New Age of War (paperback, with a new preface, Oxford: OUP, 2018). 

The Changing Face of China: From Mao to Market (Oxford: OUP, 2012)

Articles in The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace, Vols I-IV, ed. Nigel Young (New York: OUP, 2010).

"China, Protest Movements in", Vol. I, pp. 280-84

"Icons of War and Peace", Vol. II, pp. 376-78.

"Nuclear Weapons, Threats of", Vol. III, pp. 274-77.

"Tibet, Resistance to China in", Vol. IV, pp. 163-66.

“The juche Doctrine and Kim Il Sung’s success”, in Susan Pares & J E Hoare eds., Korea: The Past and the Present, (Folkestone: Global Oriental, 2008), pp. 232-47.
"Reporting China since the 1960s", in Lionel Jensen & Timothy Weston eds., China's Transformations: the stories beyond the headlines, (Rowman & Littlefield, 2007),  a personal account of 40 years spent writing about China; what we got right -- and what we got wrong.
"What if Mao had met Roosevelt", in Duncan Brack ed., President Gore, and other things that never happened (London: Politico's, 2006).

The Changing Face of China: From Mao to Market (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005, 2006 p/back)

"The Vegetarian Outrage of 1895", in A Birthday Book for Brother Stone (for David Hawkes, at Eighty) May & Minford eds., (Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2003).

China Through the Sliding Door (London: Simon & Schuster/Touchstone, 1999)

"Excess and Enthusiasm" in H Evans & Stephanie Donald, eds., Picturing Power in the People's Republic of China (Lanham: Rowan & Littlefield, 1999)

"The Indonesian Massacres, 1965-1966: Image and Reality", in Mark Levene & Penny Roberts, ed., The Massacre in History (New York: Berghahn, 1999)

Britain in the 21st Century: Rethinking Defence and Foreign Policy (with Ian Davis, eds.) (Nottingham: Spokesman Books, 1996)

Real China: From cannibalism to karaoke  (London: Simon & Schuster, 1996)

Beyond the Gulf War (ed.), (London: Catholic Institute of International Relations, 1992)

China Changes Face: The road from revolution (Oxford: OUP, 1989/90)

Superpowers in Collision (with Chomsky & Steele) (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1984)

The World and China, 1922-1974 (London: Eyre-Methuen, 1974)

A Chinese View of China (London: BBC, 1972)

Survey of the Sino-Soviet Dispute (Oxford: OUP for RIIA, 1968)

The Role of the Chinese Army (Oxford: OUP for RIIA, 1966)