Cat.No: 228541 Far East Reporter [25 different booklets]. Maud Russell.
Far East Reporter [25 different booklets]
Far East Reporter [25 different booklets]

Far East Reporter [25 different booklets]

New York: Far East Reporter / Maud Russell Publisher, various dates. Magazine. Twenty-five booklets in the Far East Reporter series, which was edited and published by the American activist Maud Russell, who spent a quarter of a century in China before the Communist revolution of 1949 and spent the rest of her life advocating for the revolutionary regime. Each booklet focuses on a particular theme, printing pieces by pro-China hands such as Rewi Alley, Joseph Needham, Israel Epstein, William Hinton, Russell herself, and various Chinese authors whose work is reprinted from Chinese sources. Most are 5.5x8.5 inches, generally very good, some are toned or have minor soiling or wear. Includes such titles as: New people in New China; Building a socialist educational system in China; Chinese women: liberated; Why do Chinese 'refugees' 'escape' to Hong Kong; The Sino-Soviet Ussuri River border clash; and many more. Please see photos for all titles. Dates range from the 1960s to the 1970s, with most dating to the Cultural Revolution era.

Russell was not only a devoted advocate of Maoism, she was also a closeted lesbian. The executor of her will had her love letters destroyed when the rest of her papers were deposited at the NY Public Library. Karen Garner’s biography, “Precious Fire: Maud Russell and the Chinese Revolution” includes significant discussion of this issue.

Cat.No: 228541

Price: $175.00