Dr. Hu Shih, Lake Forest, and Chinese Diplomacy during WWII (Virtual, Lake Forest Reads)

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In the summer of 1941, Dr. Hu Shih, Chinese Ambassador to the U.S., delivered the commencement speech at Lake Forest College. At the time, Lake Forest, Illinois was the center of the isolationist movement, which argued that the U.S. should separate itself from troubling events in the world. Opposite on the political spectrum were the interventionists, who supported President Roosevelt's call for America to take action against the aggression and atrocities in Europe and Asia. Discover the untold story about Dr. Hu's speech and diplomacy.

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This event is part of Lake Forest Reads, our One Book, One Community program. To learn more, visit our Lake Forest Reads page.