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A Letter from Madame Chiang Kai-shek to Boys and Girls Across the Ocean by  Madame Chiang Kai-shek - First edition - 1940 - from Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints and

A Letter from Madame Chiang Kai-shek to Boys and Girls Across the Ocean

by Kai-shek, Madame Chiang

Condition: Very good condition

Chungking, China: The China Information Publishing Company, 1940. First edition. Very good condition. Chinese propaganda pamphlet prepared in the author's name and printed in China, with an address to "Dear Little American Friends" alerting them to the suffering of China's "warphans" (a term which appears to have been coined by Madame Chiang Kai Shek at the time). Many b&w printed photographs, including crying and smiling Chinese warphans, children playing on homemade stilts and shuttlecocks, in the vegetable gardens, war scenes including the destruction left "After Japanese bombing airplanes leave", warphans on the march, pandas, junks on the Yangtze, children admitted to a "warphanage", children washing up, helping out in the clinic, doing relief work after air raids, making bamboo stools, educating villagers with posters, and children performing in traditional theater. The last 2 images are children saluting an elegantly dressed Mme Chiang on Christmas Day, and receiving gifts from Mme Chiang. 4to, 34pp, printed b&w photographic illustrations, string-bound. Pictorial paper wrappers, with title in black at front wrapper and color photograph of 2 Chinese children, captioned "Chinese Warphans Facing the Future". Rear wrapper with color reproduction of elaborate Chinese brocade fabric. OCLC: 3751560.

  • Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 22647
  • Title: A Letter from Madame Chiang Kai-shek to Boys and Girls Across the Ocean
  • Author: Kai-shek, Madame Chiang
  • Book condition: Used - Very good condition
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition
  • Publisher: The China Information Publishing Company
  • Place: Chungking, China
  • Date published: 1940
  • Bookseller catalogs: CHINA;


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