Oral History Center - UC Berkeley Library

John S. Service: State Dept. Duty in China, The McCarthy Era, and After 1933-1977

Interviewee(s):
Service, John S.
Interviewer(s):
Levenson, Rosemary
Title:
John S. Service: State Dept. Duty in China, The McCarthy Era, and After 1933-1977
Abstract:
JOHN S. SERVICE (1909-), State Department official and UC Berkeley China expert, discusses family background; childhood in Szechwan; Oberlin College, 1931; Foreign Service clerk at Yunnanfu; posts in Shanghai and Chungking; travels in China, 1942-45; first "Dixie Mission" to Yenan; in caves with Mao Tse-tung, Chou En-lai, and other Chinese Communist leaders; Amerasia case, 1945: arrest, charge, and unanimous clearing by grand jury; postings to Japan, Washington, New Zealand, and India; charges of communism by Senator Joseph McCarthy; dismissal from Foreign Service, 1951; reinstatement ordered, 1956; consul, Liverpool; specialist, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley, 1964-76; trips to China, 1970s. Video-tape; In process.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Interview date(s):
1977 1978
Project:
Education and University of California - Individual Interviews
Oskicat record:
b11246745
Rights:
Service, John S. "John S. Service: State Dept. Duty in China, The McCarthy Era, and After 1933-1977." Interview by Rosemary Levenson in 1977 and 1978. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 1981.