Monday, July 3, 2017

Coming Up Next: Bold Plum: with the Guerrillas in China’s War Against Japan with James Lindsay

Nearly two years ago in Beijing I had the pleasure of meeting my next guest, Mr. James Lindsay and his wife Pamela. 

We were in the Chinese capital as invited guests for the 70th year anniversary events commemorating the end of World War II. We and other guests had arrived from all over the world that first week in September, 2015. 

On one magical night we sat around large, round tables in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt Beijing trading larger-than-life war stories of a time when the world was in turmoil -until, as you can imagine- the hotel staff kicked us out as the hour had grown late. 

Jim will be coming to us by phone from his home in Canberra, Australia to share with me and you a true, gripping story surely like no other as found in his late-mother’s book, Bold Plum: with the Guerrillas in China’s War Against Japan. 

Hsiao Li Lindsay was one-of-a-kind, a master storyteller whose stories are real and harrowing. Her day-to-day accounts of the flight from Beijing after the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 with Japanese military troops in hot pursuit, years with Communist guerrillas, childbirth on the trail and refuge in Yennan, tragically massacred peasant villages and living intimately with Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Zhu De, Lin Biao and many others is a story of struggle, courage and life-changing choices we can only imagine in the 21st century. 

You can purchase a copy of Bold Plum: with the Guerrillas in China’s War Against Japan at or through the publisher at

We'll also feature our usual weekly words of wisdom in the Confucius Moment. On Treasures of China let your imagination soar as we'll take off for a new, amazing destination. Learn about what's going on and things to see at museums on the Weekly Almanac. We'll have more for you on Chinese Fun Facts, too. 

Be part of the journey this coming Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern USA Time/ 10:30 p.m. Beijing Time on 1490 WGCH Greenwich, Connecticut USA and anywhere in via audio-streaming

If you miss the show fear not! We'll post a link on our archives site on and the blog site on the 2017 Shows page

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