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Author Lin, Paul T. K., 1920-2004, author.

Title In the eye of the China storm : a life between East and West / Paul T.K. Lin with Eileen Chen Lin
Published Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 311 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Series Footprints series ; 14
Footprints series (Montréal, Quebec) ; 14.
Contents PART I 1920-1949: In the Beginning Was Father ; A Budding Scholar and Orator ; China Family / by Eileen Chen Shu Lin ; Two Lives Entwined / by Eileen Chen Shu Lin ; From Academics to Activism -- PART I I 1950-1964: Journey to New China ; Beijing Learnings ; A Revolution Is Not a Dinner Party -- PART I I I 1965-1982: Return to Canada and Cold War Chill ; Bright Beginning and Tragedy ; Cold War Warming ; Passionate Dialogues ; Cultural Revolution Conundrums ; China Opens to the World ; Generations -- PART IV 1982-2004: University of East Asia, Macau ; From Idealism to Idealistic Pragmatism ; An Enigma Reconsidered -- Appendix 1: Paul T.K. Lin's 1942 Award-winning "Pacific Charter" -- Appendix 2: Paul Lin's Influence on a Generation / by Paul Brennan
Summary "Born in Vancouver in 1920 to immigrant parents, Lin became a passionate advocate for China while attending university in the United States. With the establishment of the People's Republic, and growing Cold War sentiment, Lin abandoned his doctoral studies, moving to China with his wife and two young sons. He spent the next fifteen years participating in the country's revolutionary transformation. In 1964, concerned by the political climate under Mao and determined to bridge the growing divide between China and the West, Lin returned to Canada with his family and was appointed head of McGill University's Centre for East Asian Studies. Throughout his distinguished career, Lin was sought after as an authority on China. His commitment to building bridges between China and the West contributed to the establishment of diplomatic relations between Canada and China in 1970, to US President Richard Nixon's visit to China in 1972, and to the creation of numerous cultural, academic, and trade exchanges. In the Eye of the China Storm is the story of Paul Lin's life and of his efforts - as a scholar, teacher, business consultant, and community leader - to overcome the mutual suspicion that distanced China from the West. A proud patriot, he was devastated by the Chinese government's violent suppression of student protestors at Tiananmen Square in June 1989, but never lost faith in the Chinese people, nor hope for China's bright future."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Lin, Paul T. K., 1920-2004.
SUBJECT Lin, Paul T. K., 1920-2004 fast
Subject Scholars -- China -- Biography
HISTORY -- Asia -- China.
SUBJECT China -- History -- Cultural Revolution, 1966-1976.
Subject China
Genre/Form Electronic books
collective biographies.
autobiographies (literary works)
Form Electronic book
Author Lin, Eileen Chen, 1924- author.
LC no. 2011500992
ISBN 9780773585874