Graham Peck (1914-1968) made his first trip to China in 1935 and served with the U.S. Office of War Information in China throughout the 1940s. His memoir, Two Kinds of Time, first published in 1950, is witty and eloquent in both its words and the drawings with which it is lovingly illustrated. Long out of print in its unabridged version, this engagingly written eye-witness narrative of China on the eve of revolution remains an important source of historical and political information. Robert A. Kapp's new Introduction analyzes the book's original contribution and highlights its relevance to issues in the twenty-first century world.
Introduction to the 2008 Edition by Robert A. Kapp Part I: The Problem Proposed1. Double Exposure2. Uneasy Weather3. The Threatening Sky4. Around and Around5. That Secret Smile6. Some Compartments Part II: The Edge of the Shadow7. Road to the North8. Good Intentions9. The Sealed Cave10. A City Falling Apart11. Aftermath12. Town and Country13. Ebb-Tide Part III: Americans and the Old Problem14. Different Dreams in the Same Bed15. The Sounding Board16. Who Does What to Whom, and Who Pays?17. The Pillar of Weakness Part IV: An Experiment with Air18. Bird's Eye19. People in Trees20. "Truth is Our Weapon"21. The Enormous Day22. Fields for the Harvest Part V: The Time for Decision23. An Incident24. Some People25. The Mechanized Dragon26. Don't Ever Look Behind You Part VI: The Period of Results27. A Disaster28. Out of the Frying Pan