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The Far East

The Far East

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108013871

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  • Written by one of the most prolific writers on China at the turn of the century, this 1905 publication was intended as a guide for travellers rather than as a scientific study of Asian landscape and culture. Little, a well-known merchant and traveller, spent fifty years of his life exploring the Orient. The book is structured with a chapter dedicated to each region of China and the 'Dependencies' (Manchuria, Mongolia, Turkestan, Tibet, Indo-China and Korea), as well as Siam and Japan. Little proves himself a shrewd observer of both landscape and peoples, and the content of his work is wonderfully detailed. He manages to encompass a wide range of subjects into his survey, including natural resources, the development of railways, trade routes and meteorology, as well as a history of the land mass and populations. The book is supplemented with several maps and illustrations.

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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108013871
    • length: 388 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 3 b/w illus. 9 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Editorial note
    1. Definition
    2. The central kingdom: China
    3. The northern basin. The Yellow River
    4. The middle basin: Part I. The Yangtse River
    5. The middle basin: Part II. The province of Szechuan
    6. The middle basin: Part III. The Chengtu Plateau
    7. The middle basin: Part IV. The lower Yangtse provinces
    8. The intermediate provinces
    9. The southern basin. Yunnan to Canton
    10. The dependencies: Part I. Manchuria
    11. The dependencies: Part II. Mongolia
    12. The dependencies: Part III. Turkestan
    13. The dependencies: Part IV. Tibet
    14. Whilom dependencies: Part I. Indo-China
    15. Whilom dependencies: Part II. Corea
    16. The buffer kingdom: Siam
    17. The island empire: Japan
    Index.

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