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by JACQUES; TRUDEAU PIERRE ELLIOTT; OWEN I. M (TRANSLATOR). HEBERT

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ISBN: 0196808065
Author: JACQUES; TRUDEAU PIERRE ELLIOTT; OWEN I. M (TRANSLATOR). HEBERT
Language: English
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Toronto; First English Edition edition (1968)
Pages: 164
Category: Asia
Subcategory: Travels
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by Jacques Hebert (Author), Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Author), I. M. Owen (Translator) & 0 more. IN 1960, Pierre Trudeau and another Quebeker were given the grand tour of Mao's new China.

by Jacques Hebert (Author), Pierre Elliott Trudeau (Author), I. Factories, and more factories, interspliced with banquets and evening films, formed the mainstay of this official visit. Trains between Beijing, Nanking and Shanghai, interpreters who spoke English or French, and very rare occasions of slipping away from official guides to find out what real Chinese thought.

In 1960, Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Hébert, a labour . Pierre Elliott Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada from April, 1968 to June, 1979, and from March, 1980 to June, 1984.

In 1960, Pierre Trudeau and Jacques Hébert, a labour lawyer and a journalist from Montréal, travelled to China in the midst of the Great Leap Forward. In 1968, when Two Innocents in Red China, Trudeau and Hébert’s sardonic look at a third world country’s first steps into the rest world, was released in English, Trudeau had become prime minister of Canada. It seemed to us imperative that the citizens of our democracy should know more about China, Trudeau wrote in the foreword.

In 1968, when Two Innocents in Red China, Trudeau and Hébert’s sardonic look at a third world country’s first steps .

In 1968, when Two Innocents in Red China, Trudeau and Hébert’s sardonic look at a third world country’s first steps into the rest world, was released in English, Trudeau had become prime minister of Canada. This book describes a six week tour in 1960 of Communinst China that Pierre Trudeau, Jacques Hébert and three other prominent intellectuals from the province Quebec made as guests of the Chinese government. The Chinese were anxious to promote the idea that they were opening up to the west and were a progressive society.

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Two innocents in Red China. Deux innocents en Chine rouge) (1960). Human rights, federalism and minorities. Federalism and the French Canadians. Approaches to politics.

Pierre Elliott Trudeau, PC, CC, prime minister of Canada 1968–79 and 1980–84, politician, writer, constitutional lawyer (born . Selected Publications. Pierre Elliott Trudeau and Jacques Hébert, Two Innocents in Red China (1961). Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Approaches to Politics (1970).

Pierre Elliott Trudeau, PC, CC, prime minister of Canada 1968–79 and 1980–84, politician, writer, constitutional lawyer (born 18 October 1919 in Montréal, QC; died 28 September 2000 in Montréal). The 1980 election was a turning point in Canadian federalism, as Trudeau returned to power with a single-minded mission (Duncan Cameron, Library and Archives Canada, C-025002). Pierre Elliott Trudeau and David Crenna, e. Lifting the Shadow of War (1987). Books related to Two Innocents in Red China.

In 1997, Trudeau, along with Jacques Hebert, published Two Innocents in Red China . Further Reading on Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Both books do not cover Trudeau's final years as prime minister

Only one Canadian prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, served longer than Trudeau. Both Trudeau's Memoirs (1993) and his The Canadian Way (1995) are autobiographical in nature. He tops the list of Canada's most persons in Anthony Wilson-Smith's Bench Strength for Maclean's (1996). Both books do not cover Trudeau's final years as prime minister. A good sample of Trudeau's early writings is found in his Federalism and the French Canadians (1968).

The book was published in English as Two Innocents in Red China in 1968 Two Innocents in Red China (in collaboration with Pierre Elliott Trudeau).

The book was published in English as Two Innocents in Red China in 1968  . Scandale à Bordeaux 1959. J'accuse les assassins de Coffin (1963). Two Innocents in Red China (in collaboration with Pierre Elliott Trudeau) (English Translation, Oxford University Press, Toronto, 1968). The World is Round (McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1976). Have Them Build a Tower Together (McClelland & Stewart, Toronto, 1979).

Comments:

Buzatus
I read this when I was a university student in the 80s in Canada, and was curious about Trudeau (he retired just as I was entering my first degree). Much of the book I didn't understand (I lacked the historical context) but it was unique and underscored Trudeau's intellectual curiosity and, frankly, financial resources to undertake a trip of this sort - and have it published! We were entering the neo-conservative era in much of the Western world, and politicians such as Trudeau (given his travels, education, panche) would not be seen again.
The contents of the book are fine, as far as they go. But when read in this context the reader is given a greater appreciation for the authors and the environment in which the trip was spawned.
Dondallon
IN 1960, Pierre Trudeau and another Quebeker were given the grand tour of Mao's new China. Factories, and more factories, interspliced with banquets and evening films, formed the mainstay of this official visit. Trains between Beijing, Nanking and Shanghai, interpreters who spoke English or French, and very rare occasions of slipping away from official guides to find out what real Chinese thought.

A truly wonderful Communist tour, yes indeed!

What makes this book amusing is his snippy comments on the guides and interpreters, his musings on what factory "girls" really thought of their lives and futures, what the people really were hoping for, since everything they heard was only the Party line. All lectures and tours involved the phases: "Before the Revolution, people were starving...blah blah blah" and "AFTER the Revolution, people had enough to eat.."

Of course, we know now that Mao's Great Leap forward and collectivization ideas brought millions to death by starvation, but Trudeau is untroubled by inklings of this, or too diffident to care much and find out.

He doesn't lack for cleverness and irreverence, so those readers who like a bit of tongue-in-cheek, English style, will enjoy his observations. He rattles off the endless statistics of new schools, hospitals, etc. (shades of Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco, drown 'em with data!), then poses a bit of an off question to the guide, who cannot of course answer and gives some answer about the zeal of the Chinese people to overproduce. This is usually because every person in China - then 650 million - has been put to work to guarantee their iron rice bowl, and if many things are produced not needed for any reality anywhere, well, no matter.

Those shocked at his indifference to the suffering of the masses: well, this is a book about Chinese dictatorship days, so no surprises to the informed!

For today's booming China, and its observers abroad - us - it is an illuminating book in showing how the country was turning around by insisting on good public decorum, hygiene and full employment, commandeering machinery from the Germans and other foreigners, not to mention their properties, along with a LOT of Soviet help. It was in sad shape pre-1949, no matter how glorious their long history, and even today, a lot of old wrinkled folks are endlessly sweeping the dustry streets wtih short homemade brooms, all in vain against the dust and sand, but FULLY busy.
Anayajurus
Probaby the worst book ever written in Canadian history. A journalist, Pierre Trudeau, visits China during the greatest man-made famine in history...AND DOESN'T NOTICE! And 50 years later, a loving son (can't fault him for that) tries to gloss over the absurdity in order to perpetuate his father's legacy.

Well, can't be too surprised. After all, this is Alexandre Trudeau who wrote a passionate love letter to the Western hemisphere's most famous mass-murdering, anti-democratic, totalitarian communist dictator: Fidel Casto, a warm and loving family friend.

Read with horror what Pierre writes on pages 178-9 (page 122 of the original English version). Despite what Alexandre writes in the introduction, his father most certainly had inklings that a famine may be occuring. And instead of investigating -- in even the most rudimentary way -- Pierre instead serves as an apologist for the very cause of the man-made famine.

One can only imagine -- and with retroactive hope -- what the power of even the most rudamentary journalistic investigation could have had on the outcome of history had Pierre been more interested in the 30-80 million who died unnecessarily as grain silos were full to overflowing than the gourmet meals he details with such salivating anticipation.

This is equivalent to what would have happened in 1944 if a 60 Minutes crew visited Aushwitz and was more interested in the latest in barbed wire technology instead of the ovens right under their noses.

The only fruits that will result from this book is family embarrassment, an episode of Trudeau's life that should have been left alone. Better to have depended upon historians ignoring this period of your father's life, Alexandre, who for the most part would have chalked it up to fanciful blatherings by an impractical university professor with little connection to the real world. Instead, it will serve to make Trudeau's name doubly shameful by whomever gave Alexandre the green light to republish this monstrosity of history and journalism.

If you want a better accounting of actual innocents in Red China, read Jasper Becker's "Hungry Ghosts" which chronicles what went on during the Great Leap Forward and how 30-80 million innocents died at the hands of a madman's pet projects.

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