An Indiscreet Chronicle from the Pacific

An Indiscreet Chronicle from the Pacific

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An Indiscreet Chronicle from the Pacific

An Indiscreet Chronicle from the Pacific

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Putnam Weale, is the pen-name of Bertram Lenox Simpson, an Englishman in the political section of the office of the President of China. Beginning his official career twenty-six years ago, under the late Sir Robert Hart, the famous head of the Revenue in China, he resigned after the siege of the Legations and began writing books of which there are now nearly twenty to his credit. Of his former chief he says, "He trained me with a rod of iron." His literary method discloses this early training.

After the Revolution of 1911-12 he received offers to re-enter the government service. But it was not until 1916, and the overthrow and death of Yuan Shih-kai, that be resumed official work in the political department. Since then be has been sent on many missions and is mainly responsible for the Reports on foreign affairs.

This book deals with steps taken to bring about the demise of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance Treaty, and is in many ways an extraordinary compilation.

August, 1922.

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