Thu, 4 February 2016
Laszlo returns after one of the longest breaks ever in the history of the CHP. Part 5 this time. The PRC is founded and Premier/ForeignMinister Zhou Enlai has his work cut out for him. In this episode the focus is on the Korean War and the Geneva Conference. Zhou already enjoyed some degree of international respect from those he had come to know during his Shanghai and Chongqing years. By 1954 he had established himself as a respected tour de force on the world stage and earned begrudging admiration from those who refused to recognize the country for which he was head of state.
TERMS FROM THIS EPISODE
Deng Yingchao 邓颖超 Wife of Zhou Enlai and CPPCC Chairwoman 1983-1988
Zhongnanhai 中南海 Compound adjacent to the Forbidden City that houses the top Party leadership
Juxiang Shuwu 菊香书屋 Zhou's first dwelling in Zhongnanhai and later taken over by Mao as his primary office and residence.
Yingtai 瀛台 Island located in the center of South Lake...later the residence of Deng Xiaoping
Empress Dowager Cixi 慈禧太后 Top decision maker in China from 1861 to 1908
Guangxu Emperor 光绪帝 Qing emperor who began the Hundred Days of Reform and got locked up by the Empress Dowager for his troubles.
Xihuating 西花厅 Zhou's residence after Mao took over the Juxiang Shuwu.
Prince Chun 醇亲王 Qing dynasty statesman and father to the Guangxu Emperor and grandfather to Puyi...
Puyi 溥仪 The Xuantong Emperor, a.k.a. The Last Emperor
Chongqing 重庆 Wartime capital of China during WWII
Zhou Enshou 周恩寿 Younger brother of Zhou Enlai
didi 弟弟 younger brother
butie 补贴 a subsidy
Sun Weishi 孙维世 Adopted daughter of Zhou Enlai and Deng Yingchao
Li Peng 李鹏 Adopted sin of Zhou and Deng Yingchao and Premier of China1987-1998
Huai'an 淮安 Birthplace of Zhou Enlai
Jiangsu 江苏 Province where Huai-an was located.
Guowuyuan 国务院 The State Council
Zhengwuyuan 政务院 Former name of the State Council
Chen Yi 陈毅 Immortal military leader, foreign minister and hardcore soccer fan
Wenhui Bao 文汇报 The Wenhui Daily, a Shanghai newspaper
Pu Shouchang 浦寿昌 Served as Zhou Enlai's secretary from 1954-1965
Zongli Yamen 总理衙门 The old Qing dynasty foreign ministry
Wang Jiaxiang 王稼祥 Vice foreign minister
Li Kenong 李克农 Vice foreign minister
Zhang Hanfu 章汉夫 Vice foreign minister
Wang Bingnan 王炳南 Key foreign ministry leader
Qiao Guanhua 乔冠华 Key foreign ministry leader
Chen Jiakang 陈嘉康 Key foreign ministry leader
Ke Bainian 柯柏年 Key foreign ministry leader
Gong Peng 龚澎 Key foreign ministry leader
Huang Hua 黄华 Key foreign ministry leader
Lüshun 旅顺口 Located in the tip of the Liaodong peninsula, formerly known as Port Arthur
Dalian 大连 Port city in Liaoning province
xijie 细节 details
Lin Biao 林彪 Marshal and military hero until he tried to overthrow Mao in 1971
Peng Dehuai 彭德怀 Great military leader and later victim of the Great Leap Forward
Yalu River 鸭绿江 The river dividing North Korea and China.
Zhongguo Renmin Zhìyuànjūn 中国人民志愿军 The China People's Volunteer Army
Léi Yīngfū the Luòyáng Cáizǐ 雷应付, 洛阳才子 Assisted Kimn Il Sung during the Korean War. Mao called him later the Literary Genius from Luoyang
Lǐ Chéngwǎn李承晚 1st president of South Korea Syngman Rhee
Guoqing 国庆 National Day
Zhongguo laobaixing 中国老百姓 The Chinese People
Kàng Mei Yúan Cháo Zhànzhēng 抗美援朝战争 The resist America and defend Korea War (What China calls The Korean War).
Kàng Mei Yúan Cháo 抗美援朝 resist America and defend Korea.
Zhong Mei Guanxi 中美关系 China-US Relations
Yang Kaihui 杨开慧 Mao's 1st wife (if you don't include the arranged marriage he never recognized)
Mao Anying 毛岸英 Son of Mao Zedong and Yang Kaihui
shi 市 a City
zhen 镇 a Town
cun 村 a Village
Vo Nguyên Giáp 武元甲 Great military hero of Vietnam
Wéi Guóqīng 韦国清
Dien Bien Phu 奠边府 City in Vietnam where the French were defeated in 1954
Pham Van Dong 范文同 Former prime minister of Vietnam
Liuzhou, Guangxi 广西柳州 Major city in Guangxi province
Huan Xiang 宦乡 Journalist and diplomat
Bandung 万隆 City in Indonesia, site of a famous conference
Gao Gang 高岗 Heavyweight in northeast China and later victim of the first purge after the PRC was established.
San Fan 三反运动 The Three Anti Campaign launched end 1951
Wu Fan 五反运动 The Five Anti Campaign launched in early 1952