Courtesy Reuters

IT is one of the commonplaces of the modern world to say that the Unchanging East is on the move. The causes of this movement are well-known and the evidence of it is to be seen in widespread alterations in the physical machinery of life, and even more significantly in a partial revolution in the attitude of Asiatic mankind to their own political and religious traditions. The awakening of nationalism is the most conspicuous, and politically the most troublesome, of all the manifestations of the new insurgent spirit in Asia; but, for the future destiny of the peoples involved, it

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