New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, .
First Edition. Softcover. Good. 5" x 7.25", 89 pp, in original wrappers. Good only: three inches of the backstrip missing, crease at upper corner of front wrapper with archival tape reinforcement on the verso, old dampstain to margins of first 40 pp. Text otherwise clean, binding sound. Sidey Gulick (1860–1945) was "an advocate for international understanding and the best-known defender of the rights of Japanese Americans in the early 20th century....In 1887 [he] was posted by the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions to Japan, and was assigned a remote outpost in Matsumaya, Kumamoto prefecture. In the years that followed, he became an admirer of Japanese culture, and learned to read, write and speak Japanese fluently. In 1906 he was named professor of Systematic Theology at Doshisha University in Kyoto, and a year later was also invited as lecturer at Imperial University in Kyoto....During this period, Gulick became a notable interpreter of Japan for the West. In his book Evolution of the Japanese: Social and Psychic (1903), he reported on society, religion and family life among the Japanese....He also presented himself as an opponent of imperialism and an advocate of independence for Asian countries....In 1913, due to poor health, Gulick resigned his professorships and left Japan. Upon returning to the United States, he was named secretary of the department of international justice and goodwill of the Federal Council of the Churches of Christ in America. Through this position, he sought to improve international understanding, especially between the United States and Japan, and deter war.....In the wake of the enactment of California's anti-Asian alien land law, he threw himself into the immigration question, and distinguished himself as a defender of Japanese Americans. Gulick called for just treatment of all aliens and immigrants regardless of their race, color or religion" (Densho Encyclopedia). In this book, he addresses and attempts to dispel common American misconceptions about the Japanese, writing in the Foreword "It is hoped that this brief statement concerning widely circulated falsehoods may serve as an antidote for the poison" of anti-Japanese propaganda.