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Isabel Crook: Live with China one century | Updated: 2017-07-07 16:14

Isabel Karuk, 102 years old, witnessed the establishment of China and Land Reform, as well as the Reform and Opening of new China. She is a witness of our country as it has grown. Isabel was born into a Canadian missionary family in Chengdu, China. She graduated from the University of Toronto and returned to Chengdu after graduation. Then she launched an in-depth investigation about rural areas in western China. As an international observer, Isabel saw the Land Reform and party reorganized movement at Ten Mile Inn, Hebei province. After the establishment of the People's Republic of China, she decided to stay in China and work at BFSU. As a teacher at BFSU she laid the foundation of foreign language education in China.

Isabel witnessed the growth of the Chinese Communist Party and development of China. She said: "The society is evolving and changing. At the same time, the Chinese Communist Party keeps learning, adjusting and adapting to the world development. The ability to learn from social practice is a prominent feature of the Chinese Communist Party."

Now the statue of David Shakespeare stands at the Beijing Foreign Studies University, accompanying his wife and the campus where he has worked and devoted his time. Many memories are here.

Isabel Crook: Live with China one century

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