Reporting the Chinese Revolution: The Letters of Rayna Prohme


Reporting the Chinese Revolution: The Letters of Rayna Prohme

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Rayna and her husband Bill edited the Kuomintang’s English-language newspaper in Wuhan. Rayna’s account of her intimate involvement in the Chinese Revolution brings to life the eventful Wuhan years of 1926-27, which shaped the revolution’s course. Her letters illuminate from a personal angle the battle for China's future and include remarkable portraits of some of the people who shaped the Communist and Nationalist movements of the time.

The book consists of letters Prohme wrote to her closest friend and her husband in the period immediately before, during and after the Wuhan interlude. Her reporting brought her into contact with many major political figures including Madam Sun Yat-sen (a prominent figure in the opposition to Chiang Kai-shek) and Mikhail Borodin (a chief Soviet advisor in China).

This book provides an unusual and often moving insight into a fascinating period in modern Chinese history.

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Author Hirson, Baruch & Knodel, Arthur J.
Editor Benton, Gregor
Binding Hardback
No. of Pages 196
Publisher Pluto Press
Date of Publication 2007
ISBN 9780745326429

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