Foreigners in Chinese revolution

Editor's Note:

Many Chinese people are aware of the American journalist, Edgar Snow, who visited China in the 1930’s, travelled to  Yan’an and interviewed Mao Zedong, and told the real story of the revolution in his book Red Star Over China. 

Many Chinese people are also aware of the Canadian doctor, Norman Bethune who gave his life treating soldiers during the War of Resistance against the Japanese Aggression (1937-45).

But few are aware that there were actually many foreigners who came from many different countries during the mid-20th century to aid in the War of Resistance against Japan and the founding and building of the People’s Republic of China. 

The contributions of these journalists, teachers, doctors, interpreters, revolutionaries, etc. represent an important part of   Chinese history and they should not be forgotten.

Some of these foreign friends came to China for a few years and returned home. Others stayed, made the country their home and raised their families. In any case, whether they left or stayed, they made important contributions and left a legacy. is invited to Peking University by Dr. Mark Levine to learn about these foreign friends of China through their offspring and friends, and is running a series about their work and their commitment to China.

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