CHINA: Imperialist Piece

A smart way to get a book published well and cheaply is to hand the manuscript to Tokyo's Hokuseido Press which specializes in English editions of Lafcadio Hearn. Last week packing cases from Japan were opened in New York by G. E. Stechert & Co., Agents, and soon Manhattan literary circles buzzed excitedly over Adventures in Far Eastern Journalism by Henry George Wandesforde Woodhead, the British editor & publisher of Shanghai's monthly Oriental Affairs.

English journalism in China still keeps much of the gusto it has lost at home. For example, Mr. Woodhead,...

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