May 11th #chinadiary

Another long period with no write-up - Carl's been living it in Shangai and can only give time to his diary because he's leaving China, en route to Manila. He wangled attendance at the National Christian Conference of China, which Carl is very much in favour of. He also visited many of the schools in Shanghai, including girls' schools and, although he finds the Chinese girls "a finelooking lot", the Japanese women "are much prettier, much cuter" - and yet"you never see a Japanese woman that looks as capable as many of these Chinese women"...

He also reports non-serious pursuits, concerts, meals, sightseeing and parties - and reports jokingly of his relief at an English-speaking crew on the ship to Manila: "I'm still quite national-minded, you see".