Senior Lecturer Yee-Wah Foo is an expert on Chinese diplomatic history and works extensively in the photographic archive of former Chinese diplomat Fu Bingchang. Here Yee-Wah kindly shares two images from the Fu Bingchang archive. She writes:
Seventy years ago on a mid-autumnal day the Chinese diplomat, Fu Bingchang, took time off from his duties as a negotiator at the Paris Peace Conference to capture these iconic scenes of post-war France. The Conference lasted from July – October 1946.
Yee-Wah recently hosted a BBC Radio 4 Documentary entitled ‘Fu Bingchang’s Diaries’ in which she presented her research. The programme was part of Radio 4’s special on ‘The Big Freeze’ – a Cold War history special.
Readers can listen to or download the programme here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07kpy46