Life goes on in China, despite Japanese savagery. Paced like a newsreel, and well spiced with anecdote, this is a thoroughly interesting account of Asia yesterday and today, with a guess hazarded at tomorrow. In addition to the usual portrait of Chiang Fa shek, and ""progressive"" China, there are comprehensive chapters on puppettering and democracy, with some hopeful notes on impending Japanese crack-up. Maurer, on staff of anking University from 1938-1940, got many of his facts from his Chinese coleagues, which gives the book a from-the-inside-out slant. He feels that estimating the importance of the Oriental conflict. Excellent source material for dinner party diplomats in this penetrating analysis of a baffling nation.