Far East Reporter

Published by Maud Russell


      From 1952 until her death at the age of 96 in 1989, Maud Russell published a magazine in New York City called the Far East Reporter. Actually, this was more like a long series of pamphlets, most of which were about revolutionary China in the Mao era. Some of them were written by Maud Russell herself, and others were written by different people, sometimes famous personalities. Many of these pamphlets remain of considerable interest today, though they are now increasingly difficult to find. With the help of friends of this website we have scanned and posted as as many of these issues/pamphlets as we have been able to locate.

      A predecessor publication to the Far East Reporter was the Far East Spotlight, published from about 1945 into the early 1950s by the Committee for a Democratic Far Eastern Policy, whose executive director was Maud Russell. We have scanned and posted the issues and pamphlets we have located from that publication and organization as well.

      Some of the pamphlets below are scanned with two pages per sheet, so if printed they will only require half the number of sheets of paper indicated by the page count. However, we have reformatted many such issues in the better one-page/sheet way.

      If you know of the availability of other pamphlets in this series, please contact us at:


  • 1953:
    • “What Path for India?”, by Gerhard Hagelberg. [Not yet available.]


    • Pamphlets:
      • “How New China Looks to Her Students who have Studied Abroad”, letters written from China by Chinese students who returned late in 1949 and early in 1950 from their studies in England to their fellow students still studying abroad, 13 pages, 1950.   Searchable PDF format (1,612 KB)  
      • “The the Philippines Really Free? An Analysis of the the Bell Report on the Philippines”, 8 pages, n.d. (but probably 1950).   Searchable PDF format (538 KB)  
      • “The Chinese Revolution and the Communist Party of China”, by Mao Tze-tung, writen in December 1939, (pamphlet n.d., but circa 1949-1950), 22 pages.   Searchable PDF format (2,378 KB)  
      • “The Dictatorship of the People’s Democracy”, by Mao Tze-tung, writen July 1, 1949, (pamphlet n.d., but probably 1949), 11 pages.   Searchable PDF format (920 KB)  
      • “Internationalism and Nationalism”, by Liu Shao-chi, writen November 1948, (pamphlet n.d., but perhaps 1949), 15 pages.   Searchable PDF format (1,880 KB)  

    FAR EAST SPOTLIGHT   [Published by the Committee for a Democratic Far Eastern Policy]

    • Vol. VI:
      • #1 — April-May, 1950: Focusing on the recent Chinese-Soviet Treaty, 28 pages.   Searchable PDF format (1,309 KB)  
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    • 1951:
      • “American Policy in Asia”, a talk presented by Maud Russell at an Educational Conference in New York City, Oct. 27, 1951, 7 pages.   Searchable PDF format   (307 KB)

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