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Gleanings from Fifty Years in China

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: June 2010
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108014083

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  • This series of essays by Archibald Little, a well-known Victorian expert on China, was published posthumously in 1910. Little, who first arrived in China as a tea taster for a German company, spent half a century living in Western China, and his affection for the Far East is evident in the romanticised tone of his work. Little's writings not only describe his life and travels in China, but also contain shrewd observations about the country's natural resources and commercial potential. The book is divided into four parts: 'Trade and Politics', 'Travel', 'Drama and Legend' and 'Religion and Philosophy', and the essays cover an eclectic range of topics, from 'How to register your trade mark' to a close analysis of traditional Chinese drama. Writing with an unmistakable sense of humour, Little exhibits a profound understanding of and empathy with the people of his adopted country.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108014083
    • length: 384 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.49kg
    • contains: 17 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Editorial note
    Part I. Trade and Politics:
    1. Western China, its products and trade
    2. British trade with China
    3. Ex oriente lux
    4. Two cities, London and Peking
    5. The value of Tibet to England
    6. The partition of China
    7. How to register your trade mark
    Part II. Travel:
    8. The romance of Chinese travel
    9. A new road
    10. A Chinese sulphur bath
    11. The new rapid and the arrival of the first steamer in Chungking
    12. The dangers of the Upper Yangtse
    13. Szechuan revisited
    14. Yachting in the Chusan Archipelago
    15. Retrospect of events in China
    Part III. Drama and Legend:
    16. The Chinese drama
    17. Borrowing boots
    18. Plot and counterplot
    19. The rat's plaint
    Part IV. Religion and Philosophy:
    20. In a Buddhist monastery
    21. Missionaries
    22. Confucianism.

  • Author

    Archibald John Little


    Alicia Little

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