Witold Rodziński

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Witold Rodziński (5 October 1918 – 18 December 1997) was a Polish historian, sinologist and diplomat.

He was born in 1918 in Lviv, son of the renowned conductor Artur Rodziński. He studied at Columbia University, was an official at the United Nations 1945–47, and adviser in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 1947–48, a researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences and the Central Committee of the Higher School of Pedagogy in Warsaw.

From 1958 to 1971 he was assistant professor at the Department of History of the University of Warsaw.

He was the Polish Ambassador to the United Kingdom 1960–65 and to the People's Republic of China 1966–69.

Rodziński was the author of the monumental History of China, published in English as The Walled Kingdom: A History of China from Antiquity to the Present.

He died in December 1997, aged 79.