David Oancia

The Globe and Mail Cultural Revolution China
David Oancia
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David Oancia

December 6, 1929
Stonehenge, Saskatchewan
EmployerThe Globe and Mail
Spouse(s)Maria Asuncion Prieto-Cereceda

David Oancia was a Canadian journalist.[1] He worked for several press,[2][3][4] primarily The Globe and Mail.[5][6][7] He is best known as the only resident non-communist North American correspondent in Beijing reporting on China’s cultural revolution during the late 1960s.[8][9] His contributions have been cited in numerous books,[10][11] academic journals,[12][13] and other publishings.[14][15]


David Oancia was born in Stonehenge, Saskatchewan in 1929 to Romanian immigrant parents. In 1952 he began work as a journalist at the Moose Jaw Times-Herald, and later worked at the Regina Leader-Post and the Canadian Press in Canada, Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.[16]

In 1963 he started working at The Globe and Mail, and in two years became the newspaper's correspondent in China. This took place during China's Cultural Revolution. In 1967 he received the National Newspaper Awards for his journalistic contributions of China's Cultural Revolution.[17]

In 1971 he returned to Canada to work at the Montreal Star. In 1974 he became director of Journalism at the Sir George Williams College at Concordia University. In 1979 he was named director of CBC Television News in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1982 he was appointed director of Information for the University of New Brunswick, and in 1984 he became editor at the Saint John Telegraph-Journal and Evening Times-Globe.[18]


  1. ^ "The New China". The McGill Daily. 56 (38). November 9, 1966. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Assignment China". Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California: 154. October 31, 1971. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Chinese Told: Go All Out and Fight Drought". Chicago Tribune.
  4. ^ "Soviet-Chinese Animosity Found Along the Frontier". New York Times.
  5. ^ "South China Post, Cleansing of the Party". Taiwan Info.
  6. ^ "Foreign Views". Taiwan Today.
  7. ^ Palmer, Brian (29 Mar 2008). Canada's 1960s: The Ironies of Identity in a Rebellious Era. University of Toronto Press. ISBN 9781442693357.
  8. ^ Taylor, Charles (1984). China Hands: The Globe and Mail in Peking. McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 978-0771084362.
  9. ^ "When Fear Became the Constant Companion of Millions". The Ottawa Journal from Ottawa: 115. 1971. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  10. ^ Taylor, Charles (1984). China Hands: The Globe and Mail in Peking. McClelland & Stewart. ISBN 978-0771084362.
  11. ^ Cohen, Jerome (1970). Contemporary Chinese Law: Research Problems and Perspectives, Volume 4. Harvard University Press Press.
  12. ^ Cheng, Peter (1972). A chronology of the People's Republic of China from October 1, 1949. Rowman and Littlefield. David Oancia .
  13. ^ Janet, Salaaf (1980). "Mortality Decline in the People's Republic of China and the United States". Congressional Quarterly, Inc. Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 27 (3): 171. JSTOR 2173772.
  14. ^ "Pecking Fights Class Drought". Chicago Tribune.
  15. ^ "Department of Defense appropriations for 1967: Hearings, Eighty-ninth Congress, second session, Parts 5-6". U.S. Govt. Print. 1980. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  16. ^ "China: U.S. Policy Since 1945". Congressional Quarterly, Inc: 171. 1980. Retrieved 6 June 2016.
  17. ^ Bush, Richard (1970). Religion in Communist China. Abingdon Press.
  18. ^ "Top of the Week". News Week. 1967.