[Item #5211] Eldest Son: Zhou Enlai and the Making of Modern China, 1898-1976. Han Suyin, Zhou Enlai.
Eldest Son: Zhou Enlai and the Making of Modern China, 1898-1976
Eldest Son: Zhou Enlai and the Making of Modern China, 1898-1976
Eldest Son: Zhou Enlai and the Making of Modern China, 1898-1976
Eldest Son: Zhou Enlai and the Making of Modern China, 1898-1976
Eldest Son: Zhou Enlai and the Making of Modern China, 1898-1976

Eldest Son: Zhou Enlai and the Making of Modern China, 1898-1976

New York, NY: Hill & Wang, 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. "Zhou Enlai was one of the greatest statesman of the twentieth century. Long overshadowed by the more visible--and charismatic--Mao Zedong, he and his life and extraordinary accomplishments remain little recognized outside China, where he is revered as the beloved father of the modern nation. In 'Eldest Son,' Han Suyin brings this towering figure to life in a profoundly human and intimate portrait--the first full-scale biography of the late premier to be published in English. Between 1956 and 1974, [Suyin] conducted a series of eleven unprecedented interviews with Zhou, each of them lasting for several hours. Drawing upon these encounters and on further meetings with his widow, his family and colleagues, as well as her unusual access to the Communist Party archives, [Suyin] presents a nuanced portrait of this deeply committed Chinese Nationalist and Communist" (from Front Cover flap). Appearing, here with a more conventional biographical treatment of major historical Chinese politician and leader, Zhou Enlai (1898-1976) is Han Suyin (1916-2012), born Rosalie Matilda Kuanghu Chou in Xinyang, Hunan, Republic of China. Over the course of her revolution-spanning, storied life, Han Suyin was—at one time or other—all of the following things: a wife, midwife, biographer, novelist, revolutionary. This heroizing work--published by Hill & Wang (a division of Farrar, Straus & Giroux) in 1994 does benefit immensely by Suyin's having had such unprecedented access to the Chinese Cultural giant, as is evident in its reportage. For any and all interested in how China became the powerhouse it is today, this book is one to have on-hand. Hardcover in unclipped dust-jacket: First Edition, as indicated on copyright page. Book in very fine condition, virtually as new with only slightest shelf-wear to fine-edges & corners of front, back cover. Dust-jacket in equally very fine condition, with only corresponding faint wear to same. Very Fine / Very Fine. [Item #5211]

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