CHINA SHALL RISE AGAIN by May-ling Soong Chiang
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This should be a Must Book, for here, in one volume, is a thorough survey from within, of what is happening to China today. Parts one and three are written by Madame Chiang Kai-shek, and sections of these parts appeared over a period of months in a Chinese newspaper. The middle section of the book brings together reports from ten Chinese officials, which, taken as a whole present China's program, achievements and ideals in the fields of finance, strategy, foreign relations, education, industrialization, communication, health, citizenship, industrial cooperatives. Enlightening and encouraging and surprisingly readable, these reports show a new and lively spirit in China, and overwhelming faith in her ultimate success and rebirth. Madame Chiang Kai-shek's own contribution falls into two categories:- straight from the shoulder analysis and criticism of the weaknesses that are in part responsible for China's problems, and a thoughtful study of the philosophical and spiritual concepts at play, of the contribution made by Chinese women, of the challenge to democracies to pull together. The last section is largely a presentation of the development of the New Life Movement, and what it means for China and the world.... Were is a book that balances the publications of journalists, and opens our eyes to what is happening in the Far East. If I were a bookseller, I should sell three books as a unit:- Smith's Our Future in Asia (see page 462), Snow's The Battle for Asia (coming February 19 -- see page 633), and this book.

Pub Date: Jan. 23rd, 1941
Publisher: Harper