A History of the Press and Public Opinion in China - Lin Yutang 1936 - The University of Chicago Press, Printed in China by Kelly and Walsh Limited - First Edition A fine unopened and thus scarce work by Lin Yutang, Chinese writer, translator, linguist, philosopher and inventor. His informal but polished style in both Chinese and English made him one of the most influential writers of his generation, and his compilations and translations of classic Chinese texts into English were best-sellers in the West.

‘This book was written as a report to the Institute of Pacific Relations on China’s journalism. This is not only one of the earliest scholarly books on the history of Chinese journalism, but the first and perhaps still unsurpassed, systematic account of the development of democracy in Chinese culture. Although the book has been used as an important reference book on modern China in American universities for some time, it went virtually unnoticed in China until quite recently when the first Chinese translation appeared in 2008’ - Suoqiao Qian, ‘
Lin Yutang and China’s Search for Modern Rebirth’.
  References: Suoqiao Qian, Lin Yutang and China’s Search for Modern Rebirth, 195.

Octavo (book size 26.5x17.3cm), pp. [8] 179 [5]. Pagination includes free endpapers. In publisher’s brown thick paper wrappers, spine with title hand-written in black ink.
  Condition: Slight wear to wrappers, else fine, unopened and uncut.   Ref: 109731   Price: HK$ 2,200