Embedded in the grander historical perspectives of wars and revolutions are individual love affairs. Twentieth-century revolutionary China brought together people of widely different backgrounds and their love affairs crossed racial and cultural lines to create the unique stories of the twenty-two people featured in this book.
About the Author
For the past half-century D. E. Mungello has been a leading scholar in Sino-Western history. From 1979 to 2016 he founded and edited a journal dedicated to the post-Mao Zedong era revival of contacts between Chinese and foreign historians. His books include Leibniz and Confucianism (1977), Curious Land (1984), The Great Encounter of China and the West, 1500-1800 (1999 & 3 revised editions), The Spirit and the Flesh in Shandong, 1650-1785 (2001), Drowning Girls in China: Female Infanticide since 1650 (2008), Western Queers in China: Flight to the Land of Oz (2012), The Catholic Invasion of China (2015), and This Suffering is my Joy: The Underground Church in Eighteenth-Century China (2021). He is the Professor of History Emeritus at Baylor University.