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Author Evans, Brian L., author

Title Pursuing China : memoir of a beaver liaison officer / Brian L. Evans
Edition First electronic edition, 2012
Published Edmonton, Alberta, Canada : The University of Alberta Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (x, 295 pages)
Contents Prairie roots -- Seeking a path to China -- Rescued by NATO -- The Far East in the Far West -- Old dog, new tricks -- Basic diplomacy and the many uses of Norman Bethune -- In the hot seat -- Greet, meet and eat -- My China -- Afterword
Summary Brian Evans blends memoir and history to draw a vivid picture of China and its cultural outreach over the past three decades. His historical and sociological insights as student, scholar, and administrator form an authentic commentary as he discusses China and the Cold War; the Cultural Revolution; the post-Mao transformation of China; Canada's relations with China; the cultural impact of the overseas Chinese community on the Canadian Prairies; development of China studies in Canada and elsewhere; the current impact of China on Canadian higher education; and recent Chinese history seen within a broader context. With this book, Evans seeks to make a contribution to the understanding of the nature and wide range of Canada-China relations, an area in which he himself has played a role
Bibliography Includes bibliographical endnotes and index
Subject College teachers -- Canada -- Biography.
Diplomatic and consular service, Canadian -- Biography.
Canada -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- Canada.
China -- History -- 1976-2002.
China -- History -- 2002-
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0888647891 (electronic bk.)
9780888647894 (electronic bk.)