Oriental Interpretations of the Far Eastern Problem: Lectures on the Harris Foundation, 1925

Oriental Interpretations of the Far Eastern Problem: Lectures on the Harris Foundation, 1925

Oriental Interpretations of the Far Eastern Problem: Lectures on the Harris Foundation, 1925

Oriental Interpretations of the Far Eastern Problem: Lectures on the Harris Foundation, 1925

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The Harris Foundation Lectures at the University of Chicago have been made possible through the generosity of the heirs of Norman Wait Harris and Emma Gale Harris, who donated to the University a fund to be known as "The Norman Wait Harris Memorial Foundation" on January 27, 1923. The letter of gift contains the following statement:

It is apparent that a knowledge of world-affairs was never of more importance to Americans than today. The spirit of distrust which pervades the Old World is not without its effect upon our own country. How to combat this disintegrating tendency is a problem worthy of the most serious thought. Perhaps one of the best methods is the promotion of a better understanding of other nations through wisely directed educational effort.

The purpose of the Foundation shall be the promotion of a better understanding on the part of American citizens of the other peoples of the world, thus establishing a basis for improved international relations and a more enlightened world-order. The aim shall always be to give accurate information, not to propagate opinion.

In fulfilment of this object a First Institute was held at the University of Chicago in the summer of 1924, and the public lectures delivered by . . .

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