The F.o.R. in China was always a somewhat nebulous body; its experimental activities were continuously interrupted and finally overwhelmed by the revolutionary and military events which battered the country between Sun Yat-sen’s proclamation of a Chinese Republic in 1911, and the final triumph of Chinese Communism in September 1949. The attempt to trace the Fellowship’s story is no more than a spasmodic endeavour to follow the progress of an errant spark in a huge field of stubble with non-existent communications between the different sections.