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Author Ji, Chaozhu, 1929-

Title The man on Mao's right : from Harvard yard to Tiananmen Square, my life inside China's Foreign Ministry / Ji Chaozhu.

Imprint New York : Random House, c2008.

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Edition 1st ed.
Description xix, 354 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note Includes index.
Contents Our long march -- To America -- Poor little Chinese refugee -- My movie star dad -- Me and Mrs. Roosevelt -- My short Harvard education -- Going home -- The East is red -- Back in the bosom -- The atomic death-belt plan -- Welcome to Kansas -- Two years of perfidy and fleas -- Foreign devils face off -- The premier and I cheat death -- The other China -- Calm between the storms -- Contradictions at the top -- Beating a drowning dog -- The man on Mao's right -- Death and birth -- The Dark Ages begin -- Our Lord of the flied -- Nothing public without purpose -- The two young ladies -- A circle closes, another opens -- An empty seat on the stage -- China's second liberation -- The Reagan crisis -- From cannibals to caviar.
Summary Having served Chairman Mao and the Communist leadership for two decades, and having become a key figure in China's foreign policy, Ji Chaozhu now provides a detailed account of the personalities and events that shaped today's People's Republic. Nine-year-old Ji and his family fled Japanese invaders to America in the late 1930s. Ji came of age in New York's East Village and attended Harvard University. But in 1950, he felt driven to volunteer to serve China in the Korean War. His mastery of the English language and American culture launched his improbable career, eventually winning him the role of English interpreter for China's two top leaders: Premier Zhou Enlai and Party Chairman Mao Zedong. With a unique blend of Chinese insight and American candor, Ji paints insightful portraits of the architects of modern China. Today, he says, "The Chinese know America better than the Americans know China. The risk is that we misperceive each other."--From publisher description.
Subject Ji, Chaozhu, 1929-
Diplomats -- China -- Biography.
ISBN 9781400065844 (alk. paper)
1400065844 (alk. paper)

 
    
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