champagne socialists for red hongkong
HONG KONG PUBLISHING. Eastern Horizons. Monthly Review. Hong Kong, Eastern Horizon Press, August 1960 - May 1968.
18 issues of this well-produced periodical, crown 8vo. Original wrappers, plates after photographs (some in colour); very well preserved.
Very rare pro-Communist periodical, initially edited by the veteran journalist Liu Pengju, and probably lavishly funded by the Peoples' Republic of China, promoting an anti-colonial, anti-imperialist stance, but reporting as well on developments in other parts of the Far East, the Sub-Continent and Africa. Among the contributers are luminaries such as Edmund Blunden, Herbert Read, Joseph Needham, and, of course, Mao. Among the more entertaining images we read the caption 'Japanese businessmen at the Canton fair learning to sing Chinese revolutionary songs'. There are as well many features on Hong Kong with illustrations.