Ocean Devil

James MacManus

The author, James MacManus, was working as a reporter in Shanghai in 1980s when he heard talk of a statue being up in the remote town of Shandon on the Mongolian border in memory of an Englishman called George Hogg. This book is the result of his investigations – and the basis for a major feature film called ‘The Children of Huang Shi’, directed by Roger Spottiswoode and starring Jonathan Rhys Myers, to be released in spring 2008. One westerner who lived in China throughout the Cultural Revolution described Hogg as

Reviews of Ocean Devil

  • ‘James MacManus, a seasoned foreign correspondent who discovered the story, has presented it with admirable clarity, illuminating both the contortions of the war in China and the strength of character of this young Englishman who persuaded everyone he met to behave as honourable as he did.’ Daily Mail

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