1939 1st year edition; The John Day Company publishers, New York; thick hardbound in tangerine boards with black lettering on spine; good condition with unmarked pages; roughcut style of page cutting; no dust jacket.
Moment in Peking is a historical novel originally written in English by the Chinese American author Lin Yutang. The novel covers the turbulent events in China from 1900 to 1938, including the Boxer Uprising, the Republican Revolution of 1911, the Warlord Era, the rise of nationalism and communism, and the origins of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945.
This novel is a story of how men and women in the contemporary era grow up and learn to live with one another. how they love and hate and quarrel and forgive and suffer and enjoy. how certain habits of living and ways of thinking are formed. and how. above all. they adjust themselves to the circumstances in this earthly life where men strive but the gods rule.