400 Million Customers: The Experiences--some Happy, Some Sad of an American in China and what They Taught Him

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EastBridge, 1937 - Fiction - 318 pages
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On the original edition . . ."Superlatively entertaining." New York Times Book Review"No one who wants to do business in China can safely neglect it." The Times (London)"A feast of human nature for almost any reader." Carl Van Doren, Boston Herald"One of the most convincing and lifelike descriptions of Chinese life we have ever had." Dorothy Canfield, Book of the Month Club News

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Contents

Preface
1
The Very Particular Customer
5
Miss China Discovers Her Legs
23
Copyright

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About the author (1937)

Carl Crow (18831945), attended the Missouri School of Journalism, went to China just before World War I and stayed on to found the first American advertising agency in Shanghai. Crow became one of the key American interpreters of Asia for the reading public back home. Among his popular books were biographies of Confucius and Townsend Harris, the first American envoy to Japan; Handbook for China (1933), a tourist guidebook reprinted in 1983; I Speak for the Chinese (1937), which advocated American defense of Chinese against Japanese military encroachment; and Foreign Devils in the Flowery Kingdom (1940), a history of foreigners in China.

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