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Hallett Abend
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Birth: 1884
Death: 1955

wife: Kittie Bradbury
Info below provided by: Steven Branting

Hallett Abend's came to Lewiston, Idaho, in the late 1890s entered Lewiston High School, working as a cub reporter for the Lewiston Morning Tribune. His poetry appeared in the Tribune and various literary journals. After they returned to California in 1903, he would attend Stanford University and then join the Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington) in 1909. After a stint in Hollywood writing scripts for silent films and work at the Honolulu, Hawai'i, Star-Bulletin, the Idaho Daily Statesman (Boise), and Los Angeles Times, he was offered a job in 1926 as chief New York Times correspondent in Peking (Beijing), China, as part of a six-months' vacation. He ended up staying 15 years and reported on the invasion of China by Japan. In 1929 he became an "international incident" when the Chinese government took exception to the articles he wrote that advised the American government not to invest in the Asian market. The Chinese government ordered him to be deported back to the States, but the order was later rescinded. He wrote Tortured China (1930) and Can China Survive? (1936). On August 22, 1937, he was among those wounded when a heavy artillery shell exploded in the heart of the international quarter. He was beaten by Japanese military police. His reporting of the "Rape of Nanking" in 1937 exposed the extent of Japanese atrocities in the city. Will Rogers regarded Hallett as perhaps the best informed American on Chinese affairs.

Hyde Park Village Cemetery
Hyde Park
Lamoille County
Vermont, USA
Created by: Barb Destromp
Record added: Nov 29, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44910351
Hallett Abend
Added by: Steven Branting
Hallett Abend
Added by: Steven Branting
Hallett Abend
Added by: Barb Destromp
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- Barb Destromp
 Added: Nov. 28, 2012
This man lead a very interesting life, and wrote some fine books about his stay in China in the 1920s.
- rfermat
 Added: Nov. 21, 2012

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