Half a century of China watching

Fifty years later,China is his country’s top trading partner and his second home. Colin Mackerras has chalked up many firsts in China from the time he first set foot in the country in 1960s to his current reputation as probably one of the most influential specialists on China affairs s. When he started learning the language some 60 years ago,China was regarded with fear because of the domino theory prevalent at the time e. In contrast to the Western perception that women had a low social status in China in the 1960s,he writes about how his wife Alice was considered a foreign expert and earned as much as he did d.