400 MILLION CUSTOMERS the Experiences of an American in CHINA by Carl Crow 1937

400 MILLION CUSTOMERS the Experiences of an American in CHINA by Carl Crow 1937

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FOUR HUNDRED MILLION CUSTOMERS THE EXPERIENCES - SOME HAPPY, SOME SAD OF AN AMERICAN IN CHINA, AND WHAT THEY TAUGHT HIM. By Carl Crow, Introduction by Ezra F. Vogel, Harper & Brothers Publishers, New York and London, 1937.

 

Vintage from the 1930s

 

A collection of humorous essays and piquant anecdotes underpinned by well-informed insight and highlighted by witty drawings by G. Sapojnikoff. Like a bowl of salted peanuts, these vignettes make you want “more.” The book was welcomed on its publication as the most entertaining and instructive introduction to the rapidly modernizing people of the new China and their resilient customs. While it has been taught in recent years at the Harvard Business School, the book — or at least its title — has been cited much more than read, usually to illustrate American illusions about the China market. Yet the book has lost none of its still perceptive insights into China, which is now more than triple “four hundred million.”

 

Black hardcover with gilt paper over black spine title and illustrated endpapers. Solid binding with clean pages, and some general, mildly off-color soil stains. Personal library-like card pouch at front endpaper.