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Description:¬†In this autograph letter signed, Yutang writes in full: “I have your letter. I hope you have read “My Country & My People” by myself, which gives a fair general view of all phases of Chinese life to give the background you speak of. Edgar Snow’s “Battle for Asia” brings the picture of the war up to date. A more serious work is “China: A Cultural History” by Fitzgerald (Appleton).”

Lin Yutang (1895-1976), Chinese writer, inventor, translator, philosopher, published voluminously in both Chinese and English and holds an important place in modern Chinese intellectual history. He invented, among other items, a Chinese typewriter and a toothbrush that dispensed toothpaste.

Written on a 10 1/2″ x 7″ sheet of stationery. Letter is dated December 6, 1941.¬†Item #A01560

Condition: Mailing fold lines, lightly toned at top and bottom edges, letter had been stored in one of those ubiquitous “sticky” page photo albums and the glue from the page has migrated to the recto of the letter leaving light tidy stripes, otherwise very good.