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. We are presently scanning and posting as many of these issues/pamphlets as we can.

      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 will scan and post as many of these issues as we can as well, though so far we only have access to one issue.

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




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