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China, Japan, Korea, India: Pan-Asian Sidenotes on Old Travelogues

Preetam Rai at betterdays took photos of the wry commentary penciled in the margins of an old travelogue written in the 1930s by an American traveler who visited China, Japan and Korea. Rai had bought the book in Bangalore bookshop. He observes: “The commentator was surely a proud pan-asianist. Pan-Asianism was encouraged by the Japanese. They urged all Asian countries to band together and beat their colonial masters. Pan Asianism found strong support in India.”

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