CHALLENGE OF RED CHINA by Gunther Stein

CHALLENGE OF RED CHINA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As one of the first foreign correspondents allowed by Chungking to visit Yenan, center of the Chinese Communists, Gunther Stein has made the most of his opportunity and has done a fine and sincere job of reporting on facts and events which need to be known by all the Allies. With much documentary material, which would be impossible to fake no matter how sympathetic the author might be, Stein draws a full picture of how ninety million Chinese have worked out their own destiny and have created a truly ""New Democracy"" with concrete results shown in food and munition production -- and dead Japs. Here is a clearly stated picture of what people comprise the Chinese Communists, of their leader, Mao-Tse Tung, who feels that his state is the stepping-stone to Socialism, and a contrast to the authoritarian bureaucracy of Chungking. The vital and definitely anti-Japanese spirit Stein describes at Yenan promises much for the Allies -- and this book is a great step forward in helping the rest of the world understand the problems and potentialities of China.

Pub Date: Oct. 8th, 1945
Publisher: Whittlesey House