This book is the work of a leading British correspondent who has known China since the days of the Boxer rising. It consists of recollections and reflections on China during the last generation, with stress on the policies of the powers in the Far East. The author is disposed to blame the European powers for failure to help China along the road to reform, and urges recognition of the demands of the nationalists in order to prevent a Chinese alliance with Russia. Though the book is somewhat disjointed and spotty, it is marked by greater breadth of view than most books on current problems.
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