RED CHINA: The Long Decade

Ten years ago last week, the word sped swiftly through Shanghai: "Palu tao-le [The Communists have come] " Along the narrow streets, through the scrupulously landscaped European concessions, onto the wide Bund fronting the busy Whangpoo River, swarmed the small neat soldiers in mustard-colored uniforms. The uneasy Red conquerors turned a startled gaze on the Western-style skyscrapers, the banks and private clubs and cabarets of the greatest city on the Asian mainland (pop. 5,000,000), which had just fallen to them without a fight.

Bastard Daughter. Though the Nationalist soldiers had fled, the...

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