Two Innocents in Red China

April 23, 2007|
Two Innocents in Red China by Pierre Trudeau
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In the spirit of his father, Alexandre Trudeau revisits China to put a ground-breaking journey into a fresh, contemporary context.

In 1960, Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Hebert, a labour lawyer and a journalist from Montreal, travelled to China in the midst of the Great Leap Forward. In 1968, when Two Innocents in Red China, Trudeau and Hebert's sardonic look at a third world country's first steps into the rest world, was released in English, Trudeau had become prime minister of Canada. "It seemed to us imperative that the citizens of our democracy should know more about China," Trudeau wrote in the foreword.

Four decades later, China's emergence as an economic and military heavyweight beckoned Trudeau's journalist son Alexandre to retrace his father's footsteps and add additional material to the book. The result is a thought-provoking new perspective on the Canadian classic that helped open China to the world.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada from April 1968 to June 1979 and again from March 1980 to June 1984. In 1970, he established diplomatic relations with China, a move other Western nations would soon follow. He died in 2000. Jacques Hebert is a Canadian author, journalist, politician and traveler. A Senator from 1...
Title:Two Innocents in Red China
Product dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.75 in
Shipping dimensions:224 pages, 8 X 5 X 0.75 in
Published:April 23, 2007
Publisher:Douglas And McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781553652540

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