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FORMOSA: How to Make a Martyr

Since the Chinese Reds drove his armies from the mainland, Chiang Kai-shek and his Nationalists have conscientiously tried to assume the trappings of liberal democracy. In Formosa the Nationalists paid new heed to China's 1946 constitution, which guarantees citizens a free press, free speech and free elections. They set up two "opposition" parties, whose candidates ...
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Books: Torrents of Ink

THE MARSHALL STORY (344 pp.]—Robert Payne—Prentice-Hall ($5). Author Pierre Stephen Robert Payne started something in 1919 that he can't stop. He was only seven that year, but he had an attack of writer's itch, and with the same zest another boy his age might have used to dismember a grasshopper, Payne wrote The True Adventures ...
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Books: The Wider Blame

COLLISION OF EAST AND WEST (352 pp.) —Herrymon Maurer—Regnery ($4.50). Like a lot of other Americans looking back on a decade of U.S. frustrations and failures in Asia, the author of this book has been asking himself what went wrong. His answer: not just the blunders of a little clique in the State Department, though ...
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CONFERENCES: Dynamic Neutrality

An Indian wit once described Jawaharlal Nehru as "a constantly expanding bundle of contradictions." Nehru is an aristocratic Brahman who turned Socialist, a fervent Asian nationalist who went to Cambridge and drank thirstily if not deeply of Western culture, a devout disciple of Gandhi's nonviolence who more than once has been known to beat rowdy ...
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CHINA: Dark Horse from Kwangsi

A fortnight ago, China's National Assembly overwhelmingly elected Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek President of China. Then they turned to the election of a Vice President. At first, everything was smooth as cream. At the Dragon Gate restaurant, delegates sipped tea with Candidate Sun Fo, whose father was Sun Yatsen, hero of the revolution, and who was ...
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CHINA: Public Servant

While their leader secluded himself in cold, lonely Kuling last winter, the Chinese people knew only that he was meditating on China's fate. Last week, China and the world learned of the decision Chiang had reached. In an effort to lead China farther along the road to democracy, Chiang Kai-shek would relinquish the presidency of ...
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CHINA: Attrition

In the old library of Nanking's Defense Ministry last week Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek held an earnest council of war. Captured Communist war plans helped the Gerieralissimo to make his points. He read aloud Communist Chieftain Mao Tse-tung's own outline for the offensive in Central China, quoted from the latest tactical instructions for Communist field commanders. ...
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National Affairs: A Little Rain

In Manhattan, Sept. 18 was a rotten day; but it was also the anniversary of that day in 1931 when, in Mukden, a garrison of Japanese soldiers struck the first, low blow of World War II. That fact meant incomparably more to thousands of men, women & children crowding the streets of Manhattan's Chinatown. With ...
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The Press: Freedom in Our Time

> What 25 freedom of the press in our time? > How does the press (and radio and cinema) "mould" public opinion, if at all? > What are the responsibilities of the press as the major source of public information? To seek the answers to such momentous and difficult questions as these, the formation of ...
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Education: China's Yen

Whatever eventually happens to Basic English, Basic Chinese is a sensational success. Since 1930 it has enabled 46,000,000 Chinese, who otherwise might have stayed illiterate, to read & write. The man who put Basic Chinese across, lithe and lively James ("Jimmy") Yang Ch'u Yen lit momentarily last week in New York, Providence, Washington. Jimmy Yen ...
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A Letter From The Publisher, Jun. 28, 1943

To answer some of the questions our subscribers have been asking about how TIME gathers, verifies, writes and distributes its news. You hear so many languages when you walk past the room where our Foreign News researchers work that some people call it our League of Nations. One or more of these girls speaks Spanish, ...
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Education: Small Seed

Washington's last student conference —the leftist American Youth Congress, sponsored, like many another, by Eleanor Roosevelt — met two years ago on the White House lawn to boo a speech by the President. It applauded John L. Lewis and the Russian invasion of Finland. Relatively restrained by comparison, the International Student Assembly convened last week ...
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The U.S. At War, Great Decisions

The hour made the meeting dramatic. For the first time since Belleau Wood a U.S. Army was fighting with its back to the wall—in far-off Luzon. Only a little more than a fortnight after the U.S. had gone to war, the democracies were faced with a possible defeat as serious as the fall of France—the ...
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Education: Kudos Champions

Returns in the annual kudos sweepstakes last week: > Connie Mack, 78-year-old manager of the Philadelphia Athletics, whose formal schooling stopped in high school, was made a Doctor of Physical Education by Pennsylvania Military College. > Jasper McLevy, long-time Socialist Mayor of Bridgeport, Conn., who never finished high school, was made a Doctor of Municipal ...
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WAR IN CHINA: Push of High Hope

A Japanese recently boasted that when Chinese soldiers took the offensive against Japanese on the ground, larks in the sky would attack eagles and goldfish in the waters would hunger after sharks. Larks and goldfish still knew their place last week, but not China's fighters. Along a 1,500-mile front they attacked. Two things had given ...
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Education: 200 Years of Penn

In the old Quadrangle of the University of Pennsylvania one morning last week rang the cheerful clatter of an ancient hand bell that once summoned scholars to class. That homely sound opened the celebration of the 200th birthday of a homely old university. To the shirt-sleeved sons of Penn seated in camp-meeting chairs on the ...
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People, Feb. 5, 1940

Lickety-split from a blizzardy Georgia vacation went William Lyon Phelps to New Haven, to see a Yale production of Timon of Athens, which put him one step closer to his life-long ambition: to see all of Shakespeare's plays before he dies. Of the Bard's putative 37 dramas, Emeritus Professor Phelps, 75, has now seen all ...
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CHINA: Chiang Dares

(See front cover) The general psychology of our Chinese people today can be described in one word: listlessness. Our officials tend to be dishonest and avaricious; the masses are undisciplined and callous; adults are ignorant and corrupt; youth becomes degraded and intemperate; the rich become extravagant and luxurious, the poor become mean and disorderly. THE ...
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Education: Kudos Jun. 8, 1936

As U. S. colleges spread themselves this year to salute with honorary degrees the wise, the rich and the merely acquiescent, the nation's oldest and most famed university last week plumped squarely for the wise. To Cambridge, Mass, for the culmination- of its 300th anniversary celebration in September, Harvard invited 66 top-flight pundits, so carefully ...
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CHINA-JAPAN: Frolic With Danger

Occidentals are confused when Japan enlarges her territory because at such times the Japanese Army & Navy always quarrel furiously with the Premier and civilian Cabinet members. Only after the hubbub has subsided does it once more appear that all Japanese are patriots and that the Empire has been enlarged by procedure so obscure that ...
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Education: Banff Round Table

A score of U. S. citizens led by Newton D. Baker, and including Physicist Robert Andrews Millikan, Geologist Charles Kenneth Leith, Col. Hugh (Dnieprostroy Dam) Cooper, Frank Cooke Atherton, Hawaiian tycoon. A score of Britishers, led by Sir Herbert Samuel, and including Labor Baron Snell of Plumstead, Sir John Power, Economist Theodor Emanuel Gregory, Cambridge's ...
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CHINA-JAPAN: Truce v. Salvation

On clattering wooden geta the little old men who act as newsboys in Tokyo ran through the streets last week shouting an extra. It was the first direct word that either Japan or China had had of an event that seeped to the rest of the world several days earlier: truce and cessation of Chinese-Japanese ...
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Religion: Ripest Field

That China's 400 earthbound millions may surge into Communism has frequently been predicted. But what if China's millions should turn to Jesus Christ? Last week an expert Christian wrote: "China is the ripest evangelistic field in the world at the present time." The expert was Dr. Eli Stanley Jones, who has labored in India 25 ...
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Books: Albion

ENGLAND THE UNKNOWN ISLE—Paul Cohen-Portheim—Dutton ($3). If you had been caught by the outbreak of war in what you thought a friendly country and interned behind barbed wire as an enemy alien for four years; if later you wrote a book about your captors, their ways & means, you might be pardoned for taking a ...
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Topsy- Turvydom

Topsy-Turvydom THE STORY OF GILBERT AND SULLIVAN —Isaac Goldberg—Simon &; Schuster ($6.00). The Story. Siamese twins, Mary and her little lamb, Smith Brother beards, are not more indissolubly linked than Gilbert and Sullivan; yet two more disparate temperaments could hardly be imagined. "Gilbert had been born with a genius for petulance, for hostility. Sullivan made ...
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Could Corruption Probe Linked to Son Hurt Hu?

A spate of bad press for Hu Jintao — including the corruption investigation in Namibia of Nuctech, whose CEO was Hu's son — raises questions about the leader's grip on power
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A Touch of Zen (1971) - ALL-TIME 100 Movies

Directed By: King Hu Screenplay: King Hu, Songling Pu (story) Cast: Billy Chan, Ping-Yu Chang Kung-fu movies came to the West via the grunting charisma of Bruce Lee. But his were standard revenge thrillers, showcases for the acrobatics of machismo. For a marriage of martial and cinematic art, King Hu was the man. And A ...
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Books: Water Margins Novel

ALL MEN ARE BROTHERS—Translated from the Chinese by Pearl S. Buck—John Day, 2 vol. ($6.50). Authoress Buck's magnum opus is not her own. She herself does not know who the author was, says it might have been Shih Nai-an but thinks it more likely that this massive (1,279-page) medieval novel, like the cathedrals of France, ...
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Foreign News: Road to Friendship

British prestige in China dropped to an alltime low when news of the Hong Kong, Singapore, Burma disasters reached Chungking. A year later, a British Parliamentary mission flew to China, hoping to recreate good will and understanding. Last fall China reciprocated, sent a good-will mission to England to propagate the theme that the two nations ...
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Letters: Mar. 24, 1997

THE NEXT CHINA Congratulations on your inspiring cover story on Deng Xiaoping, the heroic Chinese leader whose vision, guts, iron will and economic reforms helped modernize his country and ensure Asia-Pacific progress . History will remember Deng along with Emperor Shih Huang-Ti and Mao Zedong, statesmen whose human flaws should not detract from their many ...
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