Los Angeles: 1965. Original cloth. First Edition. SIGNED by the author. 8vo. 180 pp. Color frontispiece of the Clipper "Cashmere." Black & white illustrations. Yellow cloth with black lettering & decoration. Light wear; a near fine copy. Item #18491
Carroll Prescott Lunt (born 1889), was editor of The China Digest, published after the Sino-Japanese War had broken out in Shanghai during the “Solitary Island” period (1937-1941). Lunt was notoriously pro-Japanese, a regular visitor to Japan after 1937 and briefly edited the pro-Tokyo Far Eastern Review in Peking and was also one of the editors of the China’s Who’s Who. In Part one, the author discusses the important part played by the United States of America and the United Kingdom in the long-term build up of Old China's economy and strength, medical and educational facilities and religious presentation. While merchants and their good work are not fully covered in this title, there are descriptions of those who helped to bring about the extensive trade so effective in modernizing the treatyports and the hinterland reached by them. Part Two presents a brief history of the major events and conditions associated with the fultivation of Christianity in China. - Foreword.