Rays from the Far East – Richard Katz (1936) (1st ed)


Rays from the Far East – Richard Katz (1936) (1st ed)


Title: Rays from the Far East

Author: Richard Katz, Gerald Griffin (trans)

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co., London, 1936. First edition.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Some fading to spine and foxing to edges. A small drawing to ffep. Text clean, binding tight. With 35 black-and-white plates. 282pp. App 9.5″ by 6″.

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Contents include:


Round the Peak of Hong Kong

Bank-notes for the Other World

Motor-car versus Wheelbarrow

Pilgrimage to China’s Holy Mount

China’s Uncrowned King

Gossiping about the Civil War


The Revolt of the Rickshaw Coolies

Chinese Women

Guides for Foreigners

The Great Wall

Telephones for Dead Men

Chinese Terms of Abuse

Eating with Chop-Sticks

The Three Enemies of the White Man

Dairen and Port Arthur

The Gate to Manchuria

Port Arthur


The Land of the Rising Sun

The Yoshiwara of Keijo-Fu



Korean Fatalism


A Japanese Bath

A Veneer of COurtesy

Kioto – Decline of a Culture

Maitreya Smiles

Old and New Yokyo


The Great Hell

About the author (from Wikipedia):

Richard Katz (November 21, 1888 – November 8, 1968) was a German journalist, travel writer, and essayist from Bohemia. While writing both grandiose and humble prose, his style is consistently imbued with a sense of humor, humility and love for all things living.

During the period between 1925 and his death, Katz published nearly thirty-five volumes, mostly personally written journalistic travel books. His other areas of interests were animals – specifically dogs – and gardening. Some of his most refreshing works center around the personalities of dogs, and the methods one must employ to be a successful gardener.