MANCHUKUO: Mighty Ancestor

In Hsinking, fast-booming capital of Japan's puppet Empire of Manchukuo, the official Manchukuo News Agency dispatched last week this hot wire concerning hollow-eyed Emperor Kang Te:

"The exalted spirit of Nurhachi, first of the Manchu Emperors, has appeared to His Majesty as he knelt in prayer. The image of the mighty Ancestor appeared vivid and distinct to the living Emperor. The spirit signified by gesture that the enthronemert of His Majesty is known to and approved by all his ancestors who sat on the Throne in Peking....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!