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|Title||Wandering in northern China|
|Author||Franck, Harry A.|
|Special Day||Public Domain Day|
|Image Source||The Internet Archive|
|Last Edit of Project Info||Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 01:53:19 AM (Current Time: 02:51:28 AM)|
|Last State Change||Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 03:55:04 AM|
|Last Forum Post||Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 06:05:16 PM|
|Instructions for Smooth Reading|
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In Wandering in Northern China (1923), he visited Korea, which had been a Japanese colony since 1910. The first thing he noted was that Korea was virtually devoid of trees. The aristocracy had been stripped of their duties but were allowed to wear the unique attire of their rank, although many were living in poverty. Franck reported that the noblewoman's formal dress "displayed to the public gaze exactly that portion of the torso which the women of most nations take pains to conceal."
In the same book he reported on a visit to the northern Chinese city of Harbin, which at the time of writing (1923) contained a large population of refugee Russian aristocracy. He reported that the refugees held formal gatherings every Saturday night, complete with formal dress, although most of them were destitute. A former Russian aristocrat approached the director of the YMCA whom Franck was visiting to ask for some food; the director told him he would be welcome to lunch in exchange for cutting the grass. The Russian apologized but said he was unable to comply—manual labor was declasse—and departed, unfed.--https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_A._Franck
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