JAPAN: Fun & Blood

The Chinese as a general rule is more intelligent than his white brother. He knows too much to be a good soldier . . . the resounding words "Motherland" and "Glory" . . . cannot stir him to any great enthusiasm. . . .

—Vicente Blasco Ibanez (1923).

Japanese generals and even privates had almost the most fun of their lives last week. It was fun to see Chinchow. the last Chinese stronghold in Manchuria, abandoned by 84.000 Chinese soldiers so intelligent that not even the...

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