John Hanson Mitchell will give a talk entitled “Travels in Warlord China: the journals and photos of James A. Mitchell” on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the Periodical Room. The talk will discuss the journals kept by his father, James Archibald Mitchell, while he was living in China from 1915 – 1918.
Mitchell attended the Sorbonne and is a graduate of Columbia University with a degree in comparative literature. A former journalist, he has had assignments in Kerala in southern India and also the South China Sea and has written extensively about Western Europe. He was editor of The Curious Naturalist, and a co-author, with Chris Leahy and Tom Conuel, of the coffee table edition of The Nature of Massachusetts (1998), illustrated by the internationally-recognized Swedish painter Lars Jonsson.
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