Manchuria - Cradle of Conflict

Manchuria - Cradle of Conflict - Owen Lattimore An interesting book about an interesting area. Manchuria and the Manchu people have had a lot of influence on the development of modern China, yet by the time this history book/travel journal was written, its culture had been thoroughly turned from Manchu into Chinese. This book ends just as the Second Sino-Japanese War (And then World War II) was about to begin, thus giving a good picture of what Manchuria would have been like before the destruction wrought by this war scarred the land and peoples of not only Manchuria, but all of Eastern China.