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More on foreigners in China: Who were these individuals?

I have just finished compiling a detailed list of contents of the NCNA’s 《对外宣传参考资料》for the years 1972 to 1975 and intend to put this list on the web in PDF format this week. But, before I do that (and in order, ultimately, to enhance the usefulness of the list) I need to pick what Fabio Lanza has already designated the ”collective archival brain” of H-PRC members. My query is simple: what were/are the names in English of the individuals below? Your help would be much appreciated!

"Too early to say"

I have a question for the collective archival brain of H-PRC. A couple of years ago, the retired diplomat Chas Freeman wrote that the famous Zhou Enlai quote "It's too early to say" was in response to a question not about the French Revolution but about the events of 1968. Which makes more sense to me.

Freeman argued that the quote was taken out of context... but does anybody have the context? Zhou supposedly said it during the Nixon visit (or maybe the Kissinger visit). Is there any Chinese report/transcript/evidence of that exchange? 

SELF-INTRODUCTION Marc A. Matten

Dear colleagues,

I also want to use this opportunity to thank the organizers for putting up this page (I particularly enjoy the document of the month!), and provide a self-introduction.

I am professor for contemporary Chinese history at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany), where I specialize in historiography of modern China, nationalism, and in questions in the history of ideas in general. My last book was the edited volume Places of Memory in Modern China (Brill, 2012), of which a paperback came out in 2014.

Re: What foreigners visiting Mao's China said and heard

Thanks to Mindy for the link!

I am sure most of you know this documentary already but, to add to what Mindy wrote, I too use it in my Modern East Asia course and it usually sparks an interesting discussion among the students. The documentary touches not only on issues of "propaganda," "false consciousness," patriotism and thought reform but also, directly and indirectly, on racism in the US, justice, just war, etc. And it stretches to the period of the Cultural Revolution (and for one of the prisoners, beyond that). 

Re: What foreigners visiting Mao's China said and heard

For those who haven’t seen it (or who want to see it again) --- Wang Shuibo’s documentary, They Chose China, is available online through the National Film Board of Canada website.  (It’s free to watch the streaming version of the film, and they charge a nominal fee for downloads.)

The film is here: https://www.nfb.ca/film/they_chose_china

Re: 关于 H-PRC成员《自我介绍》的通知

诸位同仁,你们好!

二周前发出了通知,号召每一位H-PRC成员上载自己简要《自我介绍》,到目前为止已经收到二十几份,均为英文的。毫无疑问,今后我们网站的首要“通用文字”还是英文,但H-PRC这个队伍的不少成员毕竟不是来自北美或大英帝国的,甚至有个别的人觉得自己未必将英文能够“运用自如”,鉴于此情况我们今天不过想声明一下,若有哪一位成员宁愿用中文来一个“自我介绍”帖子,这完全可以,我们热烈欢迎!H-PRC是没有语言偏爱的,我们都是来自五湖四海,为了一个共同的学术目标,走到一起来的!

祝好!

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