Oliver Edmund Clubb

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Oliver Edmund Clubb
Born (1901-02-16)February 16, 1901
Died May 9, 1989(1989-05-09) (aged 88)

Oliver Edmund Clubb (16 February 1901 - 9 May 1989) was one of the China Hands of the United States State Department who was attacked by McCarthyism in the 1950s and blamed for "losing China" to the Communists.[1] After being forced out of the State Department, Clubb pursued a vigorous career in scholarly writing.

Clubb's Writings[edit]

Clubb, O. Edmund. Communism in China, as Reported from Hankow in 1932. New York,: Columbia University Press, 1968.

________. China & Russia; The "Great Game" Studies of the East Asian Institute, Columbia University. New York: Columbia University Press, 1971.

________. The Witness and I. New York: Columbia University Press, 1974.

________. 20th Century China. 3d ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 1978.

Grand Rapids Press (Michigan) December 11, 1941: States O. Edmund Clubb, American Consul in Hanoi was arrested by the Japanese along with his clerk Iris Johnston.


  1. ^ "O. Edmund Clubb, 88, `China Hand,' Dies". Washington Post. May 12, 1989. Retrieved 2008-08-13. O. Edmund Clubb, 88, one of the dedicated and brilliant "China Hands" of the State Department's Foreign Service whose characters were attacked and careers destroyed by McCarthyism in the early 1950s, died May 9 at a hospital in New York City. He had Parkinson's disease. 

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