MANCHUKUO: Wanted: a Concubine

In Peiping last week girlish hearts fluttered fast as news went round that an envoy of 30-year-old Emperor Kang Te of Manchukuo, formerly known as Henry Pu Yi ("Boy Emperor of China"), had arrived from Hsinking, the Manchukuan capital, to inspect 100 "most beautiful and healthy girls between the ages of 15 and 20," who had been assembled by Chinese marriage brokers of renown and unblemished reputation. The envoy was performing this agreeable duty because the Emperor, whose present union with the beautiful Empress Peng Chi has not been blessed, is...

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