In this First World War China Special Paul French explores China's
betrayal by the West, the charismatic advocates it sent to the
conference and the hugely significant May Fourth Movement that
resulted from the treaty.
Born in London and educated there and in Glasgow, Paul French has lived and worked in Shanghai for many years. He is a widely published analyst and commentator on China and has written a number of books, including a history of foreign correspondents in China and a biography of the legendary Shanghai adman, journalist and adventurer Carl Crow. His book Midnight in Peking was a New York Times Bestseller, a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, and will be made into an international miniseries by Kudos Film and Television, the UK creators of Spooks and Life on Mars.
"A fascinating look at a little-known aspect of World War I history that had a significant impact on Chinese political developments in the twentieth century . . . . French's love of history and depth of knowledge permeate each page, leaving the reader better informed and entertained." --the Beijinger