Walking A Tightrope by Olivia Cox-Fill

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An intimate portrait of one of China’s leading doctors who treated Zhou En-Lai and Madame Mao while trying to survive in the harsh early years of communist rule.

Olivia Cox-Fill got to know Dr Wu Jieping following the death of Zhou En Lai and while Mao’s wife was still in prison. He had attended several of China’s leaders, including premier Zhou En Lai, Chairman Mao, Liu Shao Chi and Madame Mao. Over a period of three years, Olivia Cox-Fill interviewed Dr Wu and gathered vivid and unique recollections of his contacts with the Chinese leadership.

A fascinating read.

 

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