The remarkable life of intellectual and language reformer Hu Shih helped shape China in the 20th century

This month marks the 130th anniversary of the birth of a Chinese intellectual and diplomat who played a key role in on of the major turning points in the Second World War – an event being commemorated in a new book.The biography details the life of Hu Shih, whose many roles included wartime ambassador of the Republic of China (ROC) to the US and convincing Franklin D Roosevelt not to sign an agreement with Japan and instead request that Tokyo remove its troops from China.The president’s…

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