series premiered in 1934. Stopped in 1943 following
Afonsky's illness and death.
series in several ways; many of the events take place on
a yacht in the Chinese Sea, the primary character Ming
Foo is an old-fashioned Chinese sage (complete with robe,
mandarin hat and pigtail), and the dialogue is filled
with seemingly profound Chinese aphorisms and recitations
starting with phrases like It is written that... and
It has been truly said that...