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My China Eye: Memoirs of a Jew and a Journalist

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Publisher: Long River Press
Author: Israel Epstein
Publication Date: 2005-01
Language: E
Size: 235x155mm
Pages: 358
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Brief Introduction:
war correspondent, and for many years a stateless Jew, Israel Epstein is an eyewitness to history. This memoir, spanning over eighty years, offers a dramatic and highly personal account of coming-of-
age amid groundbreaking social change during the most turbulent years of the Twentieth century. It is also one of the most revealing narratives by a Western journalist into the Chinese Communist Revolution, from its beginnings to the highest levels of power.

About the Author: Israel Epstein (1915-2005) is the author of From Opium War to Liberation, The Unfinished Revolution in China, Woman in World History: The Life and Times of Soong Ching-ling, Tibet Transformed, and many other works.
Born in Warsaw in 1915, Epstein grew up in the Chinese port city of Tianjin. In the 1930s and 1940s, he reported from throughout China and Hong Kong: the front lines of information-and combat-
in China's War of Resistance against Japan. Captivated by the monumental social processes at work in China, Epstein wrote and reported on the Chinese Revolution, becoming one of the very few Western journalists to gain unprecedented access to its inner circle.
In 1957, as a firm believer in the new Socialist state, Epstein took Chinese citizenship, only later to be imprisoned by Red Guards under the Gang of Four as social order collapsed during the Cultural Revolution. Yet, despite facing hardship after hardship, he remained committed to the society and the people whose monumental struggles had affected his own life so profoundly.
He passed away on May 26 in Beijing at the age of 90.


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