Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing: Han Suyin and the Image of Asia
The Chinese-Belgian writer and activist Han Suyin’s (1917–2012) second novel, A Many-Splendoured Thing, was published in 1952 to worldwide critical acclaim and enormous sales. Set in Hong Kong during the course of the Communist takeover of mainland China, the book gives a very lightly fictionalized account of Han’s brief love affair with the Times of London’s celebrated Asia correspondent, Ian Morrison (1913–1950). Cut short by Morrison’s death in 1950 while covering the Korean War, the...[Show more]
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