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Sunday March 09 2008

The Times today has an excerpt from a book about The heroic Englishman China will never forget.  Turns out he was a teacher.  They used to make movies about this kind of thing.  Perhaps the idea is that they should again, but I don’t think that would now be on.

Hello.  I blogged too soon:

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I found out about the forthcoming movie The Children of Huang Shi, at this place, while Googling for images of this man, whose name was George Hogg.  But the bit at the bottom of the Times piece where it says ...

A film inspired by the story, The Children of Huang Shi, starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Chow Yun Fat, Radha Mitchell and Michelle Yeoh, and directed by Roger Spottiswoode, will be released in the UK later following a US opening in May

... should have been a bit of a clue.

More about this story, and a picture of the real George Hogg, here.  It would seem that this is not the kind of movie the Americans made in the fifties, about a heroic Christian being persecuted by evil Communists.  This guy appears to have been very much an official Communist hero, or so it would seem.  All of which makes me want to read the book.

For a detailed backgrounder on this whitewashing of
historical events, and of the sexual abuses against children which were the norm at the school run
by George Hogg (Hogg wasn’t the culprit) ... see the
article posted June 12, 2008.
http://therunagatesclub.blogspot.com/

The only thing factual about The Children of
Huang Shi is that there WAS a man named
George Hogg in China from 1938-45. He died
from blood poisoning after stubbing his toe
playing soccer.

Posted by R. Jack on 13 June 2008

such a spectacular-feeling movie, as shot by Zhao Xiaoding that it is, to use this obsolte cliche, worth the price of ticket.

Posted by Headteacher job london on 14 March 2011
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