Excerpt from Where Half the World Is Waking Up: The Old and the New in Japan, China, the Philippines, and India, Reported With Especial Reference to American Conditions The human race, to wish so many of my readers belong," as Mr. Gilbert Chesterton begins one of his books by saying, has half its members in Asia. That Americans should know something about so considerable a portion of our human race is manifestly worth while. And really to know them at all we must know them as they are to-day. Vast changes are in progress, ...
Excerpt from Where Half the World Is Waking Up: The Old and the New in Japan, China, the Philippines, and India, Reported With Especial Reference to American Conditions The human race, to wish so many of my readers belong," as Mr. Gilbert Chesterton begins one of his books by saying, has half its members in Asia. That Americans should know something about so considerable a portion of our human race is manifestly worth while. And really to know them at all we must know them as they are to-day. Vast changes are in progress, and even as I write this, the revolution in China, foreshadowed in the chapters written by me from that country, is remaking the political life of earths oldest empire. From Japan to India there is industrial, educational, political ferment. The old order changes, yielding place to the new. "Where Half the World is Waking Up" is not inappropriate therefore as the title of the book now offered to the public. The reader will kindly observe here that I have written of where half the world is waking up and not merely of the waking-up itself. My purpose has been to set forth the old and the new in due proportion; to present the play of new forces against and upon the ancient, the amazingly ancient, forces that have dominated whole races for centuries. In most places, in fact, the ancient force is still clearly the dominant one. Observe, too, therefore, that I have written not of where half the world has waked up, but only of where it is waking up. The significant thing is that the waking is really taking place at all, and of this there can be no doubt. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Good. No Jacket. Burgundy cloth. 216 pages including index. With several black and white photos throughout including that of a Hindu body burning ritual. A study of the cultures and life in Japan, Korea, China, Philippines and India, examining their education, industry, standards of living, and religion, offering comparisons and contrasts to the society of America at that time. GOOD condition. Moderate fading to the covers, with some soiling and scuffing. Extremities scuffed and worn, with some bumping and fraying. Interior solid with some browning, minor scattered soiling and foxing. A few pages creased at the upper corners.
Frontispiece. Good. No Jacket. Hard Back. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. The brown hard cover has light shelf wear with some fade...Moisture stain to the bottom of the spine....The binding is getting loose..........Check out our books on tape.........We are very careful when we list our books, but sometimes something minor may get by.
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