The Man Who Stayed Behind

The Man Who Stayed Behind

by Sidney Rittenberg, Amanda Bennett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0822326671

ISBN-13: 9780822326670

Pub. Date: 04/03/2001

Publisher: Duke University Press Books

The Man Who Stayed Behind is the remarkable account of Sidney Rittenberg, an American who was sent to China by the U.S. military in the 1940s. A student activist and labor organizer who was fluent in Chinese, Rittenberg became caught up in the turbulence that engulfed China and remained there until the late 1970s. Even with access to China’s highest

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The Man Who Stayed Behind is the remarkable account of Sidney Rittenberg, an American who was sent to China by the U.S. military in the 1940s. A student activist and labor organizer who was fluent in Chinese, Rittenberg became caught up in the turbulence that engulfed China and remained there until the late 1970s. Even with access to China’s highest leaders as an American communist, however, he was twice imprisoned for a total of sixteen years.
Both a memoir and a documentary history of the Chinese revolution from 1949 through the Cultural Revolution, The Man Who Stayed Behind provides a human perspective on China’s efforts to build a new society. Critical of both his own mistakes and those of the Communist leadership, Rittenberg nevertheless gives an even-handed account of a country that is now free of internal war for the first time in a hundred years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822326670
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
04/03/2001
Edition description:
PAPERBACK
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.18(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Foreword by Mike Wallace,
Introduction by Michael Hunt,
Notes on Spelling and Pronunciation,
Map,
Preface,
Key Names,
Acknowledgments,
1. The Death of the Wood Fairy,
2. The Famine,
3. The New Fourth Army,
4. In Mao's Caves,
5. High Autumn and Bracing Weather,
6. My Long March,
7. The Year of Darkness,
8. Learning to Live,
9. The Brave New World,
10. Redder Than Red,
11. The Golden Age,
12. A Leap in the Dark,
13. The Great Hunger,
14. The Inner Circle,
15. The Good Life,
16. Arouse the Masses,
17. Smash Everything Old,
18. Seize Power,
19. Hold Power,
20. Power Prevails,
21. The Ice House,
22. The Dynasty Collapses,
23. Coming Home,
Epilogue,
Index,

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