History by Carl Mydans
 Chopsticks are ubiquitous in China.
Farm people in villages use wooden
ones; in Chungking, Generalissimo
Chiang Kaishek and Madame Chiang
use ivory.
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In the summer of 1941 Carl and his wife, Shelley, now a photographer - correspondent team for LIFE, were sent to cover China during the bombardment by Japanese aircraft. It was this assignment to Southeast Asia that led to Carl and Shelley's capture by the Japanese when Manila fell later that year.
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