The Re-Shaping of the Far East - Vol. 1

The Re-Shaping of the Far East - Vol. 1

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The Re-Shaping of the Far East - Vol. 1

The Re-Shaping of the Far East - Vol. 1

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The kind reception accorded by both the English and American Press and public to a first book dealing exhaustively with the Russians in Manchuria, and exposing the true position of the Northern Colossus in the coveted Chinese provinces, has made me suppose that a second work treating the whole Far East in the same intimate manner may likewise do something towards correcting the many erroneous impressions which are fast growing up as one of the immediate results of the war. This second volume is, therefore, in many respects a sequel to the first, and deals mainly with the Northern Far East -- that is, the territories lying north of the Yangtsze.

The whole story of the past decade in China, Manchuria, Korea, and Japan has been a most curious one, and the manner in which all these countries have become entangled with one another and with rival European nations is probably without parallel in the world's history. In the pages which follow everything that needs ample explanation is amply explained; some unimportant travels are . . .

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