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Edgar Parks Snow 17 July — 15 February was an American journalist known for his books and articles on Communism in China and the Chinese Communist revolution. He was the first western journalist to give a full account of the history of the Chinese Communist Party following the Long March , and he was also the first western journalist to interview many of its leaders, including Mao Zedong. He is best known for his book, Red Star Over China , an account of the Chinese Communist movement from its foundation until the late s. Edgar was born in Kansas City, Missouri. Before settling in Missouri, his ancestors had moved to the state from North Carolina , Kentucky , and Kansas. He made a little money in the stock market shortly before the Wall Street Crash of In he used the money to travel around the world, intending to write about his travels.
If you are an author or editor and would like to include your book on ChinaFile, please email us. Skip to main content. Books Railroads and the Transformation of China is the first comprehensive history, in any language, of railroad operation from the last decades of the Qing Empire to the present. The railroads persisted because they were exemplary bureaucratic institutions. Pragmatic management, combining central authority and local autonomy, sustained rail organizations amid shifting political and economic priorities.
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Adam Cathcart does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. In an extraordinary scene on November 25, a member of the British parliament pulled a copy of Quotations from Chairman Mao Zedong from his pocket, read a line from it and tossed it in the general direction of the government benches. The ministers on the receiving end of the joke were momentarily dumbstruck.
Make Your Own List. Former Beijing bureau chief of the Financial Times shares his insights on the Chinese Communist Party - from the absolute horror at the destruction of Maoist times, to Yao Ming, to political power structures and more. Richard McGregor is the former Beijing bureau chief of the Financial Times, and was a foreign correspondent in China and Japan for close to two decades. Your first book is Chinese Shadows by Simon Leys, published in Yes, Mao was still the cuddly guy in the Andy Warhol paintings and the visionary statesman who allowed Nixon to visit China. He was the man standing up in Tiananmen Square with 27, giggling schoolchildren waving their flags at him. But the truth, as we now know, was much, much worse.