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Davin, Delia .............. Pioneer of Chinese women's studies

Simmons, Michael.... Wide-roaming Guardian journalist

Wang Dongxing........ Chairman Mao's bodyguard

Wan Li...................... The leader who failed to speak out

Run-run Shaw........... Hong Kong film tycoon

Evans,Rob................ Chipping Norton socialist

Gittings, Aelfthryth.... My constant partner for 50 years

Han Su-yin................ Many-splendoured author

Craft, Michael........... Activist for peace (with Richard Gott)

Fang Lizhi................. Scholar who paved the way

Cradock, Percy......... Negotiating diplomat

 
 
Ba Jin                        Literature's grand old man
 
Bo Yibo                      The last "immortal"
 
Bryan, Derek             The diplomat who sympathised
 
Chen Han-seng          Pioneer of Chinese social science
 
Chen Zongying          Sister veteran of the Long March
 
Harrer, Heinrich        Seven Years in Tibet
 
Hawkes, David          Oxford's inspired Red-ologist
 
Hinton, William         Author of the classic  Fanshen
 
Hua Guofeng            Mao's dubious successor
 
Kim Dae-jung           Sunshine President
 
Lin Mu                       Upright official
 
Liu Binyan                 Fearless journalist
 
Lu Youqing                Much mourned cancer victim
 
Norbu, Thubten         Ex-lama and CIA trainer
 
Soong Mei-ling          Chiang's formidable first lady
 
Suharto                      Murderous tyrant
 
Timberlake, Percy     Pioneer of cold war trade
 
Wang Guangmei       Wearer of a fatal necklace       
 
Xiong Xianghui         Superspy in the Nationalist camp
 
Xue Muqiao               Architect of China's market economy
 
Yang Xianyi               A scholar of principle
 
Yao Wenyuan            Polemicist of the Lilac Garden
 
Zhang Chunqiao        Gang of Four's chief ideologue
 
Zhao Ziyang               The Premier who tried and failed

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