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This article examines the career of Professor Martin Singer, Concordia University's first tenured Sinologist how such an accidental teaching appointment would have led to Canada's re-connection with the PRC since the latter end of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
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Through this article, readers will discover Canadian fascination with the Orient. What made the experiences of entering Red China for the first time through the Hong Kong-PRC border so memorable to all 40 participants of Professor Singer's "East Asia: Past and Presence" in 1974-75.
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This page is a summary of: The invaluable experience, Asian Education and Development Studies, February 2020, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/aeds-01-2018-0020.
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