The Australian Legation in Nanking

From July 1941 until October 1949, the Commonwealth of Australia maintained two diplomatic legations in the Republic of China. Frederic Eggleston, then one of Australia’s leading international relations theorists and an advocate who supported closer ties with Asia, was Minister of the first legation, located in the wartime capital of Chungking, until he was recalled in March 1944, and posted thereafter to represent Australia in Washington.… Read

At War’s End: an academic GI in Nanking

Frederick W. Mote In the following, the noted historian F.W. Mote describes his arrival in Nanjing as a U.S. Army interpreter shortly following the Japanese surrender; popular attitudes towards Japan and the puppet administration of Wang Jingwei in the immediate aftermath of the occupation; and, his experiences as a history student at the University of Nanking in 1947-1948.… Read

Visiting a Glorious Village

Lin Yutang 林語堂 Here we reproduce the first of two related travel sketches from Lin Yutang’s ‘The Little Critic’ column written for The China Critic and published on 4 December 1930.… Read