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An Aide-de-Camp's Recollections of Service in China

An Aide-de-Camp's Recollections of Service in China
A Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to Other Islands in the Chinese Seas
2 Volume Set

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: April 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108045599

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  • This two-volume work, published in 1844, is a memoir of time spent in China by Captain Arthur Cunynghame (1812–84), aide-de-camp to Major-General Lord Saltoun, Commander of the East India Company's troops in China. Cunynghame set off from Plymouth Sound on board HMS Belle-Isle in late 1841 to take up his post, and the first half of Volume 1 consists of a description of the long journey out to China (they touched at Rio de Janeiro before re-crossing the Atlantic to South Africa, and later visited Singapore and Hong Kong). Having arrived at almost the end of the hostilities of the First Opium War, he was able to travel widely in China, and recorded much of what he saw: as he observes in his dedication, 'events and anecdotes occurring in a country that is so strange and new to all Europe may be worth recording'.

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    • Date Published: April 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108045599
    • dimensions: 212 x 140 x 40 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • contains: 23 b/w illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1:
    1. HMS Belle-Isle
    2. Man overboard
    3. Heavy lightning
    4. China Sea
    5. China Sea
    6. Chusan Archipelago
    7. HC iron steamer Ariadne
    8. Surveying ships despatched
    9. The paddy grounds
    10. Westerly winds
    11. Tartar city
    12. The owner of our house
    13. Fever and ague. Volume 2:
    14. Start for Chin-hae
    15. War services concluded
    16. Grand banquet
    17. Hong-Kong
    18. Canton
    19. Arrival at Manila
    20. Cocoa-nut trees
    21. Belleguia
    22. Hong-Kong
    23. The Bentinck
    24. Increase of passengers
    25. Mounts Sinai and Horeb
    26. The Great Liverpool.

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    Arthur Cunynghame

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