The speaker's personal background in China and his return after 32 years. A description of his four-week visit, with some admitted personal bias, in at least two different directions. An attempt to explain "a little of China." A detailed description of the speaker's experiences and impressions of China and the Chinese people. A few examples of the diversity and depth of the upheaval in Chinese life. The old China and the new China. Capitalism, Communism, and Nationalism. The situation between China and Taiwan, or Formosa. Evidence of China's emergence into a great power. Some history. How the rulers of imperial China saw the West as a threat. Some of the speaker's personal observations and experiences when a school-boy in Szechwan. The dangers of extreme nationalism. The need to understand the other fellow's point of view. The dangers of dogmas and fanatics. The need for realistic and rational men.
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