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October 2017

Jack Downey and the Third Force in China

October 24 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
CGIS South Room S050, 1730 Cambridge St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Speaker: John Delury, Associate Professor of Chinese Studies. Yonsei University Graduate School of International Studies Professor Delury will discuss his research on the extraordinary case of Jack Downey, who flew into Mao’s China in 1952 as part of a CIA project to support a “Third Force” resistance against the Communist government. Downey’s plane was shot down, and he spent over 20 years as a prisoner in Beijing. The talk will trace the origins of the Third Force idea in post-war American grand strategy,…

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