Update 5: Everything is politicized, or thought to be: China under missionaries’ observations, 1948-1950

In this update, I want to explore one question which created enormous uneasiness for anyone who are trying to understand Communist China in its earlier years: Is it a totalitarian state abducted by revolutionary fever? For Americans at that time—most of the common people, scholars, journalists and politicians—the answer was Yes. The U.S. was imagining […]