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the same time. I hope you will take my suggestions and please, in any case, send
an answer as soon as possible so that I can plan accordingly.
With kind regards,
Mileva
101. From Zhu Jia-hua[1]
Charlottenburg, 29 Kant St. IV, 21 March 1922
Esteemed Professor,
From our legation I learned a few days ago that you have already decided to go
on a voyage to East Asia, which naturally interested me extremely. Unfortunately,
our
envoy,[2]
who was stationed here in Berlin just a short time ago, naturally did
not have any knowledge about our earlier negotiations, so he had already wired
Peking to make inquiries there at the Imperial University. I heard the news about
your visit to the legation from the first secretary, the former chargé d’affaires.You,
esteemed Professor, will still be able to recall that I personally informed you about
the appointment by the University in Peking and that we spoke then about it on dif-
ferent occasions.
To this I add that the Imperial University in Peking actually proposes to have you
scheduled there for one year. According to your recent statement in our legation,
you now only have 2 weeks left over for Peking. But may I please remind you that
you told me at the time that you first absolutely had to travel to America and then
China would come next, first and foremost. As I now hear, you have committed
yourself to Japan as well. It would interest me very much, however, to know for
how long. In any case, I am pleased that you, Professor, decided to first go to
Peking, which naturally goes without saying. At all events I welcome your decision
very much; and the Chinese government as well as scholarly circles there will very
certainly welcome your arrival with complete enthusiasm. They will only be sorry
that we shall be hearing lectures by you, Professor, for a period of only 2 weeks. I
would otherwise have discussed this with you again as soon as I knew about your
visit to the legation. Having waited so long for your decision, however, and not hav-
ing heard anything in the meantime, I do also still have to wait for the telegram
from Peking about how my authorities respond. One thing I can assure you of,
esteemed Professor, is that your stay is very welcome there and the authorities will
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