Hebert, Jacques and Pierre Trudeau. Two Innocents in China. Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1968.
In 1960, two Quebec intellectuals, Jacques Hebert and Pierre Elliott Trudeau, were amongst the hundreds of guests from around the world invited by the Chinese government to witness the progress of the revolution. This is their account of their journey and the remarkable accomplishments of the Chinese revolution. Although they fail to predict the catastrophic upheaval of the cultural revolution, they are correct in predicting the inevitability of China's rise to a position of international economic dominance based on its historical success in mobilizing its enormous human resources. Their critique of the "two China" policy foreshadows Canada's recognition of mainland China under a government led by Trudeau. A new edition has been published in which the late prime minister's son, Alexandre Trudeau, retraces his father's footsteps.