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Frank Thistlethwaite, Diary of a Visit to China. English, 1977.

[Frank Thistlethwaite (1915-2003)]: typescript-copy account of the author’s visit to China in April 1977, on behalf of the Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas (IUC). Includes details of discussions with the Vice-Chairman and other members of the Revolutionary Committee of Peking University; a visit to the Peking Friendship Hospital; the Great Wall of China and the Ming Tombs; a visit to a primary school; the publication of vol. V of Mao’s works; a visit to the National Palace of Art; discussions with the Vice-Chairman and other members of the Revolutionary Committee of Sian University; Loyang, Honan Province; Shanghai; Hangchow; and Fudan University. Also contains illustrations and appendices of slogans and relevant dates.

Thistlethwaite was admitted to St John’s College to study English and History in 1934, graduating B.A. 1938, M.A. 1941. He was Fellow of the College from 1945 to 1961; College Lecturer in History 1949-1961; and Lecturer for the Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge, 1949-1961. Thistlethwaite was appointed the founding Vice-Chancellor of the University of East Anglia (UEA) in 1961, a position he retained until 1980. In 1962, he became UEA’s representative on the Inter-University Council for Higher Education Overseas (IUC), and later Chairman, 1977-1981.

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295x210 mm. Folio [61] pages. Paper. Comb-bound, with black plastic spine and transparent PVC front board. Given by Frank Thistlethwaite, 2003.

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