China Red... A signed copy
China Red... A signed copy
China Red... A signed copy
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China Red... A signed copy

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Tsiang, H. t. China Red. (A Novel.). New York: by the author, [1931]. First {and only?) edition, stated first printing, oct. 1931. Octavo. Yellow wraps printed in yellow and black. Edges chipped.
Signed. On the back cover, two complimentary rejection letters (due to political content) are quoted, by Jonathan Cape and Alfred A. Knopf explaining why the book is self-published. Poet, playwright, and novelist. Hsi Tseng Tsiang (H. T. Tsiang) was born in China in 1899 and came to America as a young man. He was involved with the Greenwich Village literary scene in the 1920s and 1930s and self-published a number of books which he would hawk at downtown political meetings. Tsiang also appeared as an actor in Hollywood, most notably in the film Tokyo Rose. He died in 1971 in Los Angeles, CA. While copies appear to be in many institutional collections, this book is quite scarce in commerce.

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