March 24th #chinadiary

A day's travel through Korea to China and Carl has reevaluated his earlier opinion about the 'barbaric' Koreans - and reading between the lines, it seems that even his use of the word 'barbaric' is to be given some latitude and he really seems to have objected to their "strange clothes, their long hair, and their scraggly, unkempt whiskers" - which might well be how a 1920s North American might describe 1960s North Americans...

Late evening arrival in Antung (Andong) in the Republic of China, and Carl meets "the Manchurians; great strapping Chinamen that would make three Japanese".

Watch this quite amazing video (courtesy www.travelfilmarchive.com) of Manchuria in the 1920s, which contains much of what Carl must have seen during his oddyssey:


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