In 1941 Hu Shih (centre) shows Franklin D. Roosevelt a document with more than 10,000 Chinese signatures to condemning Japan’s invasion of China. Photo: The Commercial Press
In 1941 Hu Shih (centre) shows Franklin D. Roosevelt a document with more than 10,000 Chinese signatures to condemning Japan’s invasion of China. Photo: The Commercial Press
Diplomacy

The remarkable life of intellectual and language reformer Hu Shih helped shape China in the 20th century

  • A new book highlights Hu’s legacy, from his World War II-era diplomacy to championing literature for ordinary Chinese, his humility and charisma
  • Author says biography reminds young people that between 1911 and 1949 China had a rare period of liberty thanks to outstanding intellectuals such as Hu

Topic |   Diplomacy
In 1941 Hu Shih (centre) shows Franklin D. Roosevelt a document with more than 10,000 Chinese signatures to condemning Japan’s invasion of China. Photo: The Commercial Press
In 1941 Hu Shih (centre) shows Franklin D. Roosevelt a document with more than 10,000 Chinese signatures to condemning Japan’s invasion of China. Photo: The Commercial Press
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