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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing: Han Suyin and the Image of Asia

Sanderson, Daniel


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]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
DOI: 10.1057/9781137507037_5
Access Rights: Open Access


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