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Author Wright, Patrick.

Title Passport to Peking : a very British mission to Mao's China / Patrick Wright
Published Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 591 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color)
Contents List of Plates; List of Figures; Part I. In the Spirit of Geneva (London to Minsk); Part II. One Good Elk and Dinner with the Politburo (Moscow); Part III. Anticipating China (Moscow to Ulan Bator); Part IV. Listening to the Oriole (China); Part V. The Artist's Reckoning (China); Notes; Photographic Acknowledgements; Index
Summary President Nixon's famous 1972 trip has gone down in history as the first great opening between the West and Communist China. However, eighteen years previously, former prime minister Clement Attlee had also been to China to shake Chairman Mao by the hand. In the 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject British -- China -- History -- 20th century.
China -- Foreign relations -- 1949-1976.
China -- Relations -- Great Britain.
Great Britain -- Relations -- China.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191612669 (electronic bk.)
0199541930 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9780191612664 (electronic bk.)
9780199541935 (hbk. ; alk. paper)