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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? 


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:

Re: 关于 H-PRC成员《自我介绍》的通知




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