Red at Heart How Chinese Communists Fell in Love with the Russian Revolution by Elizabeth McGuire
epub | 7.11 MB | English | Isbn: B075KJNN7Q | Author: Elizabeth McGuire | Year: 2017
Red at Heart conjures a tale of cross-cultural romance from a topic that is normally seen in geopolitical or ideological terms—and thereby offers a new interpretation of twentieth century communism's most crucial alliance. This is the multigenerational history of people who experienced Sino-Soviet affairs most intimately: prominent Chinese revolutionaries who traveled to Russia in their youths to study, often falling in love and having children there. Their deeply personal memoirs, interviews with their children, and a vivid collection of documents from the Russian archives allow Elizabeth McGuire to reconstruct the sexually-charged, physically difficult, and politically dangerous lives of Chinese communists in the Soviet Union. The choices they made shaped not only the lives of their children, but also the postwar alliance between the People's Republic of China and Soviet Russia. Red at Heart brings to life a cast of transnational characters—including...
Category:Historical China Biographies, Communism & Socialism, History of China
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