Notes: A collection of statements in English against the Japanese invasion of China in 1937. The contents include statements made by the Chinese government to the League of Nations, a speech by the Chinese diplomat Wellington Koo, statements from Chiang Kai-shek and Madame Chiang Kai-shek, and an extract from a speech by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. The pamphlet concludes with a call for a boycott of Japan.
The publisher of this pamphlet was the Seattle branch of the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, one of the earliest groups to promote Chinese culture and to assist immigrants. The Seattle group dates back to at least 1892, yet no imprints from the group are recorded in OCLC. This pamphlet suggests they were actively trying to generate pro-China and anti-Japan sentiment in the lead up to the Second World War.
[ii], 5–, [3 blanks] pages.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). Covers irregularly faded.
Publication: Seattle, WA: Seattle Chong Wa Benevolent Association, [ca. 1938].
Item No: #307833