Foreigners Under Mao: Western Lives In China, 1949-1976


by Hooper, Beverley

Foreigners Under Mao: Western Lives In China, 1949-1976

Price:  US$60.48   (SGD84.00*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 292 pages
Published:  2016, Hong Kong, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789888208746
SB#:  059386 (171)

About This Book

This is a pioneering study of the Western community during the turbulent Mao era. Based largely on personal interviews, memoirs, private letters, and archives, this book 'gives a voice' to the Westerners who lived under Mao. It shows that China was not as closed to Western residents as has often been portrayed. The book examines the lives of six different groups of Westerners: 'foreign comrades' who made their home in Mao's China, twenty-two former Korean War POWs who controversially chose China ahead of repatriation, diplomats of Western countries that recognized the People's Republic, the few foreign correspondents permitted to work in China, 'foreign experts', and language students.


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