Past Event

Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's America and the Persecution of John S. Service

Wed, Oct 7 2009 - 6:00pm

Honorable Survivor: Mao’s China, McCarthy’s America and the Persecution of John S. Service

Lynne Joiner, Author, Honorable Survivior; Television News Consultant

Bay-Area Emmy Award-winning journalist Joiner discusses the compelling and rarely told story of U.S. Foreign Service Officer John S. Service and his prediction of Mao Zedong’s revolution before others even knew that the Chinese Communists were a potent force. Unheeded by U.S. policymakers, Service later became Joseph McCarthy’s first victim and was fired by the Foreign Service for “doubtful loyalty.” Service’s fight to restore his reputation lasted decades – until the Mao-Nixon handshake. Joiner reveals how people, policy, and politics create our world by tracing one man’s experiences involving the fate of two nations.

MLF: Asia-Pacific Affairs
Location:
SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. program
Cost:
$8 members, $15 non-members
Buy the Book: Order Honorable Survivor: Mao's China, McCarthy's America and the Persecution of John S. Service by Lynne Joiner from The Club's eBay store (link takes you to new site). If you order the book fewer than five business days before the event, it will be available for pick up at the event. If you order more than five business days before the event, the book will be sent to you.
Program Organizer: Lillian Nakagawa