By Beverley Hooper
The booklet examines the lives of six diversified teams of Westerners: ‘foreign comrades’ who made their domestic in Mao’s China, twenty-two former Korean conflict POWs who controversially selected China prior to repatriation, diplomats of Western international locations that well-known the People’s Republic, the few overseas correspondents accepted to paintings in China, ‘foreign experts’, and language scholars. each one of those teams led detailed lives below Mao, whereas sharing the adventure of a hugely politicized society and of legitimate measures to isolate them from daily China.
Beverley Hooper is emeritus professor of chinese language reports on the collage of Sheffield within the united kingdom. She is the writer of inside of Peking: a private document, formative years in China and China Stands Up: finishing the Western Presence 1948–1950.
‘This publication is agreeable and fascinating. the writer introduces a small yet dynamic choice of enthusiastic overseas individuals in post-1949 China exhibiting unquestioned loyalty to Mao’s beliefs. both interesting are the trade tales of diplomats and newshounds current a long way open air the mainstream of chinese language existence and depended on via neither the chinese language nor the foreign supporters.’
—Edgar A. Porter, Professor Emeritus, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific college; writer of The People’s physician: George Hatem and China’s Revolution
‘A well-written survey in regards to the number of Westerners who lived and labored within the People’s Republic of China among 1949 and 1976. it is a welcome boost to the “sojourner” literature approximately foreigners who lived in twentieth-century socialist international locations. The scholarship, including the overview of memoirs, archival fabrics, and secondary works, is extraordinary and comprehensive.’
—Stephen R. MacKinnon, Arizona country college; co-author of China Reporting: An Oral heritage of yank Journalism within the Nineteen Thirties and 1940s
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Foreigners under Mao: Western Lives in China, 1949–1976 by Beverley Hooper