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Jane Gregory Marrow oral history interview, January 26, 1976

Date: Jan. 26 1976 | Identifier: OH0031
Oral history interview with Jane Gregory Marrow, daughter of Richard Henry Gregory, a tobacconist from North Carolina living in China. Mrs. Marrow discusses her father's career and how he came to go to China; the role of foreigners in China and their communities and schools; daily lives of American women in China; the power of Chinese warlords (especially Chiang Kai-Shek); Chinese politics, including the lack of centralized government, corruption of local officials, and the rise of the Communist Revolution; hardships involved in travel within China and dangers from river pirates; the effects of various wars, from the Sino-Russian to World War II, on the lives of foreign nationals; and the relationship between the business community and missionaries in China and how each group approached the Chinese people. Interviewer: Donald Lennon. more...