CHINA: Trouble Brewing

Imperial Welcome. At Peking numerous imposing floral arches were hastily erected. Scampering coolies strewed the way toward these arches and the squares at which they stood with symbolically dyed golden sand. Proudly riding to meet one another at the focus of this gold-strewn floral mise en scène came the great Super-Tuchuns Wu Pei-fu and Chang Tso-lin.

The sword of Chang hangs over all Manchuria. The luxury of his robber-baron court is set off in opulent relief by the stark barbaric cruelty of his oppressive military régime. While the pen of Wu traces not...

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