Remembering Sol Adler

Authors

  • James Peck

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-046-07-1994-11_3

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Abstract

The death of our friend and comrade Sol Adler in Beijing on August 4, 1994, at the age of 84, terminated an extraordinary twentieth-century life. In many ways a Renaissance man, Sol's major concentration was in economics. During the Second World War he was the U.S. Treasury Department representative in China. In recent decades, he was a leading advisor to the Chinese government on international economic affairs. Throughout the years he was a strong supporter of MR and was generous in his advice as well as criticism. We are proud to have published Sol's pathbreaking The Chinese Economy (NY: Monthly Review Press, 1957), probably the first book in English on China's economic transformation after the Revolution. We print below the tribute at Sol's memorial service in Beijing given by James Peck, a member of Monthly Review Foundation's Board of Directors. —The Editors

Published

1994-12-03

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