Skip to comments.The writer who took Mao out into the cold
Posted on 10/03/2014 3:10:38 AM PDT by BlackVeil
Pierre Ryckmans, writer and academic.
Born 1935, died 2014
Nowadays Mao is generally regarded as a tyrant on a par with Hitler and Stalin worse, by some measures, if indirect deaths (starvation due to his policies) are counted in the overall toll. Yet in the 1970s he was the darling of the European radical Left.
Pierre Ryckmans was born in Brussels into a well-off, devout Roman Catholic family. One relative was a monsignor; another a governor of the Belgian Congo.
He first visited China in 1955 as a student and subsequently worked in Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong before taking up an academic post at the Australian National University in 1970. In 1997 he translated The Analects, the collection of sayings attributed to Confucius, into English. ...
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Ping - article of interest.
I’ve never been able to pronounce Mao’s name correctly.
Every time I try it comes out: ‘mousey dung.’
And much more recently an ornament on the White House Christmas tree!
Mao Mass Murderer is how I pronounce his name.
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