11 May 2016

The search for Chairman Mao's lost son

From Nine To Noon, 11:28 am on 11 May 2016

Auckland author, Richard Loseby has traversed China on a quest to find the rumoured lost son of Mao Tse Tung.

Richard Loseby's book, A boy of China.

Richard Loseby's book, A boy of China. Photo: SUPPLIED

Motivated by a story about the son of Chairman Mao and his third wife, who was given away when he was two years old, Mr Loseby says he was intrigued.

A few years ago he set out to find him. The result is his latest book. A Boy of China - in search of Mao's lost son.

Richard Loseby is currently Creative Group Head at Marketing and Communications Agency, Ogilvy NZ Limited - and his previous books are Blue is the Colour of Heaven, and Looking for the Afghan.