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The International Relations of Manchuria
The International Relations of Manchuria
By C. Walter Young
Chicago University Press, 1929, 307 pp

A book published under the auspices of the American Council of the Institute of Pacific Relations, and a basic work for all students of Far Eastern affairs. Young analyzes and summarizes all the important agreements and negotiations between the Great Powers as they touched Manchuria for the period from 1895 to the present and indicates briefly their importance. The tremendous urgency of the problem and its endless complexity comes out clearly enough from the documentary material itself, and the writer is to be congratulated upon the skill with which he has mastered the wealth of the source papers. For the student the book should do much to clarify obscure points, and to furnish a reliable and exhaustive guide to past negotiations and agreements dealing with the problem.