China: a Nation in Evolution

China: a Nation in Evolution

China: a Nation in Evolution

China: a Nation in Evolution

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So numerous are the books on China that with difficulty can another be justified. This volume is not for the specialist, or for those familiar with China; but for the average American, puzzled by the complexity of the problem, by the strangeness of the names of places and of people; confused by the contradictory character of the news; yet earnestly desirous of understanding.

In the belief that the Chinese problem is one not quickly to be solved, but long to remain with us; that beneath the political revolutions and conflicts, economic, industrial, and cultural changes far more significant are going on; that to effect these changes will take time measured in decades and generations; that the foreign powers will be compelled, through their own sense of international justice and welfare, to grant the Chinese demands for international parity; that beneath these demands of China for political independence there are political evils, as those of militarism, administrative inefficiency and corruption, which she herself must settle before political stability can be obtained; that even this political revolution in China, with its elimination of militarism and its attendant evils, may take time, the extent of which no one is in a position to estimate; that the Soviet influence has been both for good and evil; that Russian objectives, in their nationalistic aspect, do not greatly differ from those of other foreign powers; that the Nationalist cause in China is just and deserves to win; that it will be greatly to the real interest of foreign powers and of friendly international relations when it does so; that the American people are friendly to China and desirous of knowing how best that friendship may be expressed; in the belief: that the Chinese problem is extremely complicated and needs to be set forth in its simplest outlines . . .

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