The Orient

The Orient

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China Japan and Korea, Bland, J.O. P.
1 Bland, J.O. P. China Japan and Korea
London, England William Heinemann 1921 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked notation on the front endpaper. The half title page is noticeably toned, as is the reverse of the last text page. "In a book published at the end of 1912, the year of the abdication of the Manchu dynasty and the establishment of the Chinese Republic, I endeavored to trace the causes, and to predict some of the results, of that upheaval." "John Otway Percy Bland (18631945), a British writer and journalist, who wrote under the name J.O.P. Bland, was born on 15 November 1863 in Malta, the second son of the ten children of Major-General Edward Loftus Bland (18291923) and Emma Frances Franks (d. 1894). Best known as the author of a number of books on Chinese politics and history, he lived in China for most of the period 18831910. A planned career in law was curtailed while he was still at university, and his father arranged for him to be considered for an appointment in the Chinese Maritime Customs Service." "according to Hugh Trevor-Roper, however, in his biography of Sir Edmund Backhouse, Bland's opposition to Chinese nationalist movements was based upon his belief that these movements were essentially unrealistic westernised elites attempting to impose a corrupt version of a foreign style of government on a China that was unprepared for such radical change. " 
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