This is a facsimile reprint of the 1917 edition published in London with over 2,000 photographs. It is a major visual work of reference which explains the modernization of Far Eastern countries.
--The entries include China, Macao, Hongkong, Indo-China, Malaya, Singapore, Netherlands India, Java, Batavia and major modernized cities in the region.
--The wide-ranging thematic articles cover subjects including: history, culture, education, religion, ethnicity, medicine, law, politics, military, diplomacy, economics, finance, industry, mining, agriculture, forestry, publishing, transport, and labour.
--Includes rare and important photographs (some to be found only in this publication) of early twentieth-century streets and buildings in the pre-War period.
--Business data and various statistics are quoted from official sources of information, and the detailed descriptive texts are contributed by distinguished scholars.
--An indispensable tool for any academic and educational institution with collections on the history of East Asia.