D O C U M E N T 1 0 1 M A R C H 1 9 2 2 1 1 1 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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