“American-born author Sidney Shapiro, 95, receives a lifetime-achievement award at the 2010-2011 Chinese Influencing the World awards ceremony.” via Honors for most influential. I had never heard of Shapiro, but he is one of a line of Westerners who have – under different regimes – made themselves a home in China. And one of a limited number who have been granted Chinese citizenship. I have a Chinese book about foreigners in China through history that I wish I could read. So far, I’ve only had the names translated. They include Russians, Japanese, French, English, and Americans. Perhaps another biographical project to come!
“Most influential” Chinese include Sidney Shapiro
About the Author: Karen Christensen
Karen Christensen is the CEO of Berkshire Publishing.