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Owen Lattimore

(1900—1989) Mongolist and Sinologist


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(1900–1989), brother of Richmond Lattimore, was a member of the Johns Hopkins faculty (1938–63) and of the University of Leeds in England (1963–70) but is also known for his government service. His writings on his travels, on geography and history, and on current events include The Desert Road to Turkestan (1929), Manchuria, Cradle of Conflict (1932), Inner Asian Frontiers of China (1940), Solution in Asia (1945), The Situation in Asia (1949), Nationalism and Revolution in Mongolia (1955), Nomads and Commissars (1962), and History and Revolution in China (1974). Ordeal by Slander (1950) describes the attack on him during the era of McCarthyism for his political views and his policy advice on China.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.


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