Today I wanted to introduce a sort of lovable rogue who haunted the hotel lobby’s of Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, London and Edmonton. Today’s subject was by no means a historic figure. In fact, I don’t think you can even call him a bit player. Nonetheless, Morris Abraham Cohen had a China story that deserves a telling. Today’s episode will look at his early life, how he ended up in Canada and how he got hooked up with the local Chinese Canadians. We’ll get as far as the death of Sun Yat-sen in early 1925. We’ll finish up next time with Morris Cohen’s life after Dr. Sun. I mainly used Daniel S. Levy’s superb biography: Two-Gun Cohen, A Biography.