Obituary: Joan Hinton, 1921 – 2010

Joan Hinton (寒春/Hán Chūn), a nuclear physicist, farming expert, and a dedicated Maoist, died on June 8, aged 88. Along with Lisa Carducci, she was a holder of a Chinese green card. Along with only a few other women, she had worked for the Manhattan Project from 1942 to 1945, three years before she left for China, in 1948.

In August 2008, she reportedly told journalists in Tokyo that

“it would have been terrific if Mao had lived. Of course I was 100 per cent behind everything that happened in the Cultural Revolution — it was a terrific experience.”


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