A factual, easy-to-read study of China, based on 13 years of research and issued in cooperation with the American Institute...

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CHINA: The Land-and the People

A factual, easy-to-read study of China, based on 13 years of research and issued in cooperation with the American Institute of Pacific Relations, and of special interest to the ecclesiastical field. In a foreword, the author points out our stake both from the humanitarian and economic angles, seeing failure unless we back our policies with the moral motivation for democracy. The first part assesses China's problems, which stem the one from the other, and closes with a succinct review of China's struggle with Communist forces and its effect on the people of China. The second part then attacks the rebuilding of China through tempered modernization,-sanitation, agricultural expansion, population control, education -- and a testing out of American fundamental interests as opposed to the Communist movement. In the last analysis he stresses basic religious concepts, and pays tribute to the contribution made by missionaries... A book of general as well as specific interest, broad in outline, and covering briefly the high points of China's problem and points its relation to our own economy. End paper maps. The human touch, with specific examples and intimate glimpses enliven cold facts and make for good reading.

Pub Date: Dec. 7, 1948

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Publisher: Wm. Sloane

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Dec. 1, 1948