In This Review

Manchuria, Cradle of Conflict
Manchuria, Cradle of Conflict
By Owen Lattimore
Macmillan, 1932, 327 pp

The author, who has travelled widely in China and Mongolia, and who has spent many months recently in Manchuria, deals at length with the fundamental factors in the problem. He takes up the conflict of cultures between the Chinese, the Japanese and the Russians, enlarges upon the changes wrought by colonization and by efforts at modernization, and finally surveys Manchuria's present position in the world. The book is based upon Chinese sources, as well as upon material in western languages and upon personal observations. Sanely written throughout, it does not hinge upon the present difficulties, and for that very reason gives a broader and sounder interpretation of current problems.