Backed by personal travel in China and Japan, as well as by intensive book research, this book presents a thoughtful study of the Orient, its psychology, history and present trends. The author considers first Japan, as overlord of Asia. He traces the recent course of events, studies Japan's industrial and social life, its government and the men who control it, its people and their wants and needs, the army, its leaders and the propaganda flooding the country. He outlines the background of events which brought the puppet state of Manchuko into being, and the significance of recent events. For China, his treatment is similar, with special attention paid to the ill-famed banditry, the country's lack of spirit and leadership. In the last part of the book he discusses the present attitudes of Britain and the United States towards the Orient, and hopes that the Occident recognizes the dangers arising out of the new deal in Asia, across the maps of which is scrawled ""Made in Japan."" Aimed at the student of current events, particularly those interested in the Far East. Timely -- and authentic in tone and fact and modern viewpoint.