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China: Land of Famine


THE greater part of China's millions exist not live—on the starvation line, The grim spectre of famine stalks about the land, “Have you eaten ?”is the common salutation. Yet, in spite of wars. and pestilence, floods and droughts, time population continues to multiply, and the problem of the foodsupply becomes more and more insistent. The struggle for mere existence has become indescrib ably hard, Little wonder, therefore, that national energy is being sapped and perception dulled, and that a race at one time in the van of civilisation has become the prey of anarchy and misrule.

China: Land of Famine.

By Walter H. Mallory. With a Foreword by Dr. John H. Finley. (American Geographical Society: Special Publication No. 6) Pp. xvi + 199. (New York: American Geographical Society, 1926,) 4 dollars.

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China: Land of Famine . Nature 120, 836–837 (1927).

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