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Lion and Dragon in Northern China

Lion and Dragon in Northern China


Part of Cambridge Library Collection - East and South-East Asian History

  • Date Published: June 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108029643

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  • Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston (1874–1938) was a colonial administrator and scholar with a lifelong fascination with China who was appointed tutor to the young Puyi (1906–1967), who became emperor at the age of two. Johnston was highly favoured by the emperor, receiving several imperial titles and residing in the Forbidden City. His account of his time as Puyi's tutor, Twilight in the Forbidden City, also reissued in this series, was dramatised in the film The Last Emperor. Previously, Johnston had served in a variety of colonial service positions, including three years as commissioner of the British-held territory of Weihaiwai. This book, first published in 1910, is Johnston's examination of Weihaiwei, which he considered to be a microcosm of Chinese life. Writing with obvious affection, Johnston outlines the history, culture, festivals and local folklore of Weihaiwei and explores what the future could hold for the city.

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    • Date Published: June 2011
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108029643
    • length: 560 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • contains: 60 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Weihaiwei and the Shantung promontory
    3. History and legend
    4. Chinese chronicles and local celebrities
    5. British rule
    6. Litigation
    7. Village life and land tenure
    8. Village customs, festivals and folk-lore
    9. The women of Weihaiwei
    10. Widows and children
    11. Family graveyards
    12. Dead men and ghost-lore
    13. Confucianism I
    14. Confucianism II
    15. Taoism, local deities, tree-worship
    16. The dragon, mountain-worship, Buddhism
    17. Religion and superstition in east and west
    18. The future

  • Author

    Reginald F. Johnston

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