The Democratic Movement in Asia

The Democratic Movement in Asia

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The Democratic Movement in Asia

The Democratic Movement in Asia

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The following chapters, now brought together with many revisions and with the addition of much new material, were first printed in Asia. The theme was developed in a lecture which the author was invited to deliver before the members of the American Asiatic Association on the subject of Foreign Missions and World-Wide Democracy. The fact that the material thus collected and presented was acceptable to Asia and to the American Asiatic Association is striking evidence of the interest and favor which the subject has won for itself. It is only within recent years that a secular magazine and an association which has no relation whatever to religious propaganda would have found the facts with reference to foreign missions worthy of so much consideration. It must also be evident that the point of view of the author is detached and impartial, rather than either partisan or critical.

The facts were gathered in the course of two extensive tours through Japan, China, the Philippines, Malaysia, and India. They are the observations of a tourist who merely took the trouble to turn aside from the usual routes of travel to make investigations at first hand. A large place has been given to the narration of incidents and stories, because each bit of evidence . . .

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