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by policy, by moral rights, to her sister Republic in the East? These are some of the questions the author has in mind in presenting the following chapters.

The author is not unaware of the possible criticism on the part of the reader that Parts I and II lack coördination. But the opinion of the writers on the Far Eastern questions are so often conflicting, even diametrically opposed to each other at times between those who regard the Japanese as a “model people" and those who regard them as "treacherous savages” masquerading in the garb of civilization, that it is almost impossible for the average American reader to have a clear-cut conception as to what the Oriental policy of the United States ought to be unless he knows the subtle undercurrent that directs, in a large measure, the course of public opinion in the West with regard to Japan's foreign policy. In this respect the author feels justified in considering the two parts as supplementary to each other.

In preparing this volume, the author had at his disposal abundant Oriental sources. But he took pains to use as much as possible only those facts that had been corroborated by Western historians and publicists of unquestioned integrity, in order that the reader may have available references for the fuller support of the present author's statements.

In conclusion, the author wishes to express his sincere appreciation of the kind encouragement and constructive criticism given him by Professor Hartley Burr Alexander, who has aided him to a deeper insight into and higher appreciation of Western culture. New York.


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