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Jonathan Mirsky, 1932-2021

Posted: September 27th, 2021 | No Comments »

Sorry to hear of the death of Jonathan Mirsky earlier this month. He was always a fascinating and combative interlocutor on matters China and, for me, a witness to a China i was just too young to experience. My own personal memory of him is after he kindly reviewed a book of mine favourably for The Literary Review we had lunch several times at the restaurant in John Lewis on Oxford Street overlooking Cavendish Square. I assume he was a regular as he knew all the staff by the name and it seemed everyone stopped by his table to say hi.

Here are two obituaries:

Jonathan Steele in The Observer

And, Stephen Vines for the HK FCC

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