Mark Gayn was born in China of Russian parents who had migrated from Czarist Russia. He went to school in Vladivostok and was a consistent defender and propagandist for the Chinese Communists. Gayn wrote for the Colliers and the Washington Post and was arrested in the FBI raid on the offices of the Institute for Pacific Relations (IPR) Amerasia office in June 1945. Almost 2000 U.S. Government documents, from various agencies and departments including the U.S. State Department and the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) marked "Top Secret" were confiscated in the raid.
- While You Slept : Our Tragedy in Asia and Who Made It, John T. Flynn, New York : The Devin - Adair Company, 1951, pgs. 76, 135 - 136 pdf.