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The Resource The reporter and the warlords, Craig Collie

The reporter and the warlords, Craig Collie

Label
The reporter and the warlords
Title
The reporter and the warlords
Statement of responsibility
Craig Collie
Title variation
  • Reporter and the warlords
  • Australian at large in China's republican revolution
Title variation remainder
an Australian at large in China's republican revolution
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Set against the turbulent background of China in the first half of the 20th Century, this reads like a romantic novel; but it's a true story. The reporter is the intrepid Australian journalist, Will Donald, who arrived in Hong Kong in 1903 and by 1908 was Managing Editor of the China Mail. As a freelance journalist based in Shanghai, Donald then became advisor to a number of influential public figures, including Sun Yat-Sen and Chiang Kai-Shek, entangling himself in their power struggles. He participated in the armed struggle to overthrow the last emperor of China and then wrote proclamations for Sun Yat-Sen, who ultimately became Provisional President of the Republic of China. Will Donald's most intriguing alliance was with the swashbuckling Manchurian warlord and morphine-addicted womaniser, Zhang Xueliang. The lives of these two extraordinary men became entwined over the decades and provide a compelling narrative. The role of both Australian and American advisors in these events has a particularly modern resonance
Summary
Set against the turbulent background of China in the first half of the 20th Century, this reads like a romantic novel; but it's a true story. The reporter is the intrepid Australian journalist, Will Donald, who arrived in Hong Kong in 1903 and by 1908 was Managing Editor of the China Mail. As a freelance journalist based in Shanghai, Donald then became advisor to a number of influential public figures, including Sun Yat-Sen and Chiang Kai-Shek, entangling himself in their power struggles. He participated in the armed struggle to overthrow the last emperor of China and then wrote proclamations for Sun Yat-Sen, who ultimately became Provisional President of the Republic of China. Will Donald's most intriguing alliance was with the swashbuckling Manchurian warlord and morphine-addicted womaniser, Zhang Xueliang. The lives of these two extraordinary men became entwined over the decades and provide a compelling narrative. The role of both Australian and American advisors in these events has a particularly modern resonance
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10302491
Cataloging source
ANL
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Collie, Craig
Dewey number
951.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Donald, William Henry
  • Political consultants
  • Australians
  • Journalists
  • Journalists
  • China
  • China
Target audience
general
Label
The reporter and the warlords, Craig Collie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051678626
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 370 pages, 16 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9781742377971
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Label
The reporter and the warlords, Craig Collie
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000051678626
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 370 pages, 16 unnumberd pages of plates
Isbn
9781742377971
Isbn Type
(paperback) :
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits

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