Passport to Peking
Author : Patrick Wright
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 591
Release : 2010-10-28
ISBN 10 : 9780199541935
ISBN 13 : 0199541930
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Passport to Peking Book Description:

In he second half of 1954, scores of European delegations set off for Beijing, in response to Prime Minister Chou En-lai's invitation to 'come and see' the New China and celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Communist victory. In this delightfully eclectic book, part comedy, part travelogue, and part cultural history, Patrick Wright uncovers the story of the four British delegations that made this journey, which included many of the leading political, academic,artistic, and cultural figures of the day.


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