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Physicist Joan Hinton, Who Chose China Over Atom Bomb

Joan Hinton, Physicist Who Chose China Over Atom Bomb, Is Dead at 88 - The New York Times

Ms. Hinton worked on the Manhattan Project, which developed the atom bomb, but spent most of her life as a committed Maoist working on dairy farms in China.

Joan Hinton – Life & times of 2 U.S. 'reds' in China

Hinton was born into a precocious family. Her father, Sebastian Hinton, was the inventor of the jungle gym, while her mother, Carmelita Chase Hinton, founded the progressive Putney School in Vermont. Joan Hinton was a world class skier who was set to compete at the cancelled 1940 Olympic Games.

Joan Hinton - Wikipedia

Joan Chase Hinton (Chinese name: 寒春, Pinyin: Hán Chūn; 20 October 1921 – 8 June 2010) [1] was a nuclear physicist and one of the few women scientists who worked for the Manhattan Project in Los Alamos. She lived in the People's Republic of China after 1949, where she and her husband Erwin (Sid) Engst participated in China's efforts at developing a socialist economy, working extensively in agriculture. She lived on a dairy farm north of Beijing before her death on June 8, 2010.

Joan Chase Hinton (1921 - 2010) - Genealogy

Genealogy for Joan Chase Hinton (1921 - 2010) family tree on Geni, with over 185 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives.

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Joan Hinton, the Los Alamos physicist who defected to China after World War II and became a Maoist revolutionary, looks back on 56 years of economic development in China.  NBC News' Catherine Rampell reports from Beijing.

Joan Hinton, worked on Manhattan Project and became devoted Mao follower, dies at 88

Joan Hinton, a onetime prep school student and ski instructor who worked on the Manhattan Project to build an atomic bomb during World War II, then moved to China and spent the rest of her life as a devoted follower of Mao Zedong, died June 8 at a hospital in Beijing. Her son said she had an...

Joan Hinton: Internationalist, Scientist for the People, Socialist - Bulatlat

In 1948, a disillusioned American physicist gave up her promising career, left her country and lived with the people of China. She was Joan Hinton, an internationalist, revolutionary scientist and socialist who serves as an inspiration to many Filipino activists.

Joan Hinton, atomic scientist turned dairy farmer -

In the early hours of June 8th, Joan Hinton (Han Chun), an American citizen who had worked in China for 62 years, passed away in a Beijing hospital at the age of 89. Her husband Sid Engst (Yang Zao) had passed away in Beijing seven years earlier.

Joan Hinton '42: Traversing the 20th Century — The Bennington Free Press

By Forest Purnell '13

For whatever reason, the late Joan Hinton ’42 is one alumna you won’t find
mentioned in Bennington College’s public literature or website. Described
in numerous books about woman (women?) physicists, histories of the
Manhattan Project, accounts of foreigners in Maoist China, most literature
frames Hinton at best as a quirky character and at worst a sensational
ideologue. In 2010, the New York Times ran the headline ‘Joan Hinton,
Physicist Who Chose China Over Atom Bomb, Is Dead at 88.’ In 2002 NPR
quoted her: "I've taken part in two of the greatest things of the 20th
century — the development of the atom bomb and the Chinese Revolution. Who
could ask for anything more than that?"