Thursday, September 09, 2010

An interview with Sidney Rittenberg

"Sidney Rittenberg (August 14, 1921; Chinese name: Lǐ Dūnbái 李敦白) is an American interpreter and scholar who lived in China from 1944 to 1979. He worked closely with People's Republic of China (PRC) founder Mao Zedong, military leader Zhu De, statesman Zhou Enlai, and other leaders of the Communist party during the war, and was with these central Communist leaders at Yan'an. He witnessed first-hand much of what occurred at upper levels of the CCP and knew many of its leaders personally. Later, he was imprisoned in solitary confinement, twice, for a total of 16 years. He was the first American citizen to join the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)."
Source: Wikipedia

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At 3:23 AM, Blogger Massaccesi Daniele said...

Grazie ad Antonia per il link!


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