Manchuria: A Survey

Manchuria: A Survey

Manchuria: A Survey

Manchuria: A Survey

Excerpt

This is a story of what Manchuria has and what she is making of it,--a story of her crops, her mines and of her forest wealth.

It is also a story of what all these mean to Nippon.

It is not an Economic History of Manchuria: it tries to have as little as possible to do with a mere record of dead facts. The book's aspirations are rather immodest, in fact--even heroic. It addresses itself to the task of stopping America to see Manchuria as she is--a big enough job even for the prophet who once commanded the sun to stand still.

With the general run of our American Readers, Manchuria is a name pasted on that jumping-off edge of the world somewhere in the outer darkness of their school geography--a mere label, some 10,000 miles below their mental horizon. Knowing that, and without apology, without ceremony, this book essays to make Manchuria as intimate to our American friends as a Philadelphia-made locomotive or Milwaukee steam shovels, which, indeed, happen to be writing the present-day history of Manchurian industry out there.

Funshun and Anshan are quite as American as . . .

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