Delegation members sitting at the stone table where Anna Louise Strong met with Mao in Yan’an on August 6, 1946

Visualizing Early 1970s China through the Lens of the Committee of Concerned Asian Scholars (CCAS) Friendship Delegations

Delegation members sitting at the stone table where Anna Louise Strong met with Mao in Yan’an on August 6, 1946

It was at this spot that Mao famously said, “All reactionaries are paper tigers” during an interview with American journalist Anna Louise Strong (1885-1970), one of the earliest Western journalists to cover the Communist Revolution in China. During her time in China, Strong met and interviewed the Chinese Communist leaders, including Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai.