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Pursuing China [electronic resource] : memoir of a beaver liaison officer /
Brian L. Evans.
imprint
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, c2012.
description
x, 295 p. : ill., ports. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0888646003, 9780888646002
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Book
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imprint
Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, c2012.
isbn
0888646003
9780888646002
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
10522193
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Brian L. Evans, CM., studied Chinese and Chinese history at the University of London's School of Oriental and African Studies. Later, serving as a cultural counsellor at the Canadian embassy in Beijing, he was involved with Pierre Elliott Trudeau's historic visit to China in 1973. He was Professor of Chinese History at the University of Alberta (1961-1996) in Edmonton. In his retirement, Brian Evans has devoted himself to recording and preserving the stories of Alberta's Chinese pioneer immigrants.
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"General Odlum is among the great many diplomats, journalists, spies, scholars and Old China Hands who populate Pursuing China by Brian L. Evans, a pioneer in the growth of Chinese studies in Canadian universities and, later, a junior diplomat himself. His book makes compelling reading..." George Fetherling, Diplomat and International Canada, Summer 2012
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Summaries
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Brian Evans blends memoir and history to draw a vivid picture of China and its cultural outreach over the past five decades. His historical and sociological insights as student, scholar, diplomat, and administrator form an authentic commentary as he discusses China and the Cold War; the Cultural Revolution; the post-Mao transformation of China; Canada#146;s relations with China; the cultural impact of the overseas Chinese community on the Canadian Prairies; development of China studies in Canada and elsewhere; the current impact of China on Canadian higher education; and recent Chinese history seen within a broader context. Through words and photographs, Evans seeks to make a contribution to the understanding of the nature and wide range of Canada--China relations, an area in which he himself has played a role.Brian L. Evans, C.M., studied Chinese and Chinese history at the University of London#146;s School of Oriental and African Studies. Later, serving as a cultural counsellor at the Canadian embassy in Beijing, he was involved with Pierre Elliott Trudeau#146;s historic visit to China in 1973. He was Professor of Chinese History at the University of Alberta (1961--1996) in Edmonton. In his retirement, Brian Evans has devoted himself to recording and preserving the stories of Alberta#146;s Chinese pioneer immigrants.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Brian Evans blends memoir and history to draw a vivid picture of China and its cultural outreach over the past three decades. His historical and sociological insights as student, scholar, and administrator form an authentic commentary as he discusses China and the Cold War.
Main Description
Brian Evans blends memoir and history to draw a vivid picture of China and its cultural outreach over the past three decades. His historical and sociological insights as student, scholar, and administrator form an authentic commentary as he discusses China and the Cold War; the Cultural Revolution; the post-Mao transformation of China; Canada's relations with China; the cultural impact of the overseas Chinese community on the Canadian Prairies; development of China studies in Canada and elsewhere; the current impact of China on Canadian higher education; and recent Chinese history seen within a broader context. With this book, Evans seeks to make a contribution to the understanding of the nature and wide range of Canada-China relations, an area in which he himself has played a role.
Main Description
Brian Evans blends memoir and history to draw a vivid picture of China and its cultural outreach over the past three decades. His historical and sociological insights as student, scholar, and administrator form an authentic commentary as he discusses China and the Cold War; the Cultural Revolution; the post-Mao transformation of China; Canada’s relations with China; the cultural impact of the overseas Chinese community on the Canadian Prairies; development of China studies in Canada and elsewhere; the current impact of China on Canadian higher education; and recent Chinese history seen within a broader context. With this book, Evans seeks to make a contribution to the understanding of the nature and wide range of Canada–China relations, an area in which he himself has played a role.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Prairie Rootsp. 1
Seeking a Path to Chinap. 35
Rescued by natop. 63
The Far East in the Far Westp. 91
Old Dog, New Tricksp. 133
Basic Diplomacy and the Many Uses of Norman Bethunep. 161
In the Hot Seatp. 185
Greet, Meet, and Eatp. 221
My Chinap. 241
Afterwordp. 263
Notesp. 265
Indexp. 285
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