True Friend to China
Large format paperback with 500 photos
Listen to a Podcast about the book from The China History Project here
Radio interview with the editor HERE
China in the late nineteen forties was another world, an ancient society still in the grips of feudalism and in desperate need of modernisation. There are many formal histories of those pivotal and turbulent times but Jack Jones, is among the few foreigners to have written contemporary accounts of day to day life there.
Together with his fellow members of the Friends Ambulance Unit ‘China Convoy’, his struggle to bring medical supplies and services to the poorest regions of China is vividly evoked in this book. Written by him for the China Convoy’s newsletter and lost and unread for more than half a century, these articles have recently been discovered in Quaker archives in London and Philadelphia.
An edited selection tells the remarkable story of how Jack and his team battled against all the odds in life-threatening situations to help relieve the overwhelming suffering of the Chinese people.
See more about this Book and the stories behind it at this Blog