Jon Halliday is an Irish historian specialising in modern Asia. He was formerly a Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King's College London.
Halliday has written or edited eight books, including a long interview with the U.S. film-maker Douglas Sirk. In addition, he and his wife, Jung Chang, with whom he lives in Notting Hill, West London, researched and wrote a biography of Mao Zedong, Mao: the Unknown Story, which received praise from the popular press, historians and scholars but also criticism from other scholars and historians.
- Sirk on Sirk: Interviews with Jon Halliday (Secker & Warburg 1971), ISBN 0-436-09924-1
- "Japan and America: antagonistic alliance". New Left Review. New Left Review. I (77): 59–76. January – February 1973. (with Gavan McCormack)
- Japanese Imperialism Today: "Co-prosperity in Greater East Asia" (Penguin 1973), ISBN 0-14-021669-3 (with Gavan McCormack)
- The Psychology of Gambling (Allen Lane 1974), ISBN 0-7139-0642-1 (ed. with Peter Fuller)
- A Political History of Japanese Capitalism (Monthly Review 1975), ISBN 0-85345-471-X
- The Artful Albanian: The Memoirs of Enver Hoxha (Chatto & Windus 1986), ISBN 0-7011-2970-0 (ed.)
- Mme Sun Yat-sen (Soong Ching-ling) (Penguin 1986), ISBN 0-14-008455-X (with Jung Chang)
- Korea: The Unknown War (Viking 1988), ISBN 0-670-81903-4 (with Bruce Cumings)
- Mao: The Unknown Story (Jonathan Cape 2005), ISBN 0-224-07126-2 (with Jung Chang)