CAMPS AND TRAILS IN CHINA

CAMPS AND TRAILS IN CHINA

by Roy Chapman Andrews, Yvette Borup Andrews
     
 

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CONTENTS


CHAPTER I

THE OBJECT OF THE EXPEDITION

The importance of the scientific exploration of Central Asia--The region
which the Asiatic Zoölogical Expedition investigated--Personnel of the
Expedition--Equipment--Applicants for positions upon the Expedition

CHAPTER II

CHINA IN TURMOIL

Yuan

Overview

CONTENTS


CHAPTER I

THE OBJECT OF THE EXPEDITION

The importance of the scientific exploration of Central Asia--The region
which the Asiatic Zoölogical Expedition investigated--Personnel of the
Expedition--Equipment--Applicants for positions upon the Expedition

CHAPTER II

CHINA IN TURMOIL

Yuan Shi-kai--Plot to become emperor of China--The Rebellion--Our arrival
in Peking--Passports for Fukien Province--Admiral von Hintze, the German
Minister--_En route_ to Shanghai--Death of Yuan Shi-kai

CHAPTER III

UP THE MIN RIVER

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Arrival at Foochow--Foochow--We leave for Yen-ping--The Min River--Our
first night in a _sampan_--Miss Mabel Hartford--Brigands at
Yuchi--Yen-ping--Trapping at Yen-ping

CHAPTER IV

A BAT CAVE IN THE BIG RAVINE

The Temple in the Big Ravine--Hunting serow--A bat apartment house

CHAPTER V

THE YEN-PING REBELLION

A message from Mr. Caldwell--Refugees from Yen-ping--Situation in the
city--Fighting on Monday morning--Wounded men at the hospital--We do Red
Cross work--More fighting--A Chinese puzzle--The missionaries save the
city--The narrow escape of a young Chinese--The mission cook--Return to
Foochow

CHAPTER VI

HUNTING THE GREAT INVISIBLE

Tiger lairs--Mr. Caldwell's method of hunting--His first tiger--Habits of
tigers--Experiences with the Great Invisible--Killing a man eater--Chinese
superstitions--Hunting in the lair

CHAPTER VII

THE BLUE TIGER

Arriving at Lung-tao--The blue tiger--Mr. Caldwell's first view of the

beast--The lair in the Long Ravine--Bad luck with the tiger--A meeting in
the dark--Ling-suik monastery--Life at the temple--Fukien Province as a
collecting ground

CHAPTER VIII

THE WOMEN OF CHINA

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Schools for girls--Position of women--The Confucian rules--Woman's life in
the home--Foot binding--Early marriage--A Chinese wedding

CHAPTER IX

VOYAGING TO YÜN-NAN

Outfitting in Hongkong--Food--Guns--Cameras--_En route_ to Tonking--The
Island of Hainan--We engage a cook at Paik-hoi--Arrival in Haiphong--Loss
of our Ammunition--Hanoi--The railroad to Yün-nan Fu--Yün-nan--The Chinese
Foreign Office endorses our plans

CHAPTER X

ON THE ROAD TO TA-LI FU

Our caravan--The Yün-nan pack saddle--Temple camps--Chinese
_mafus_--Roads--Country--Ignorance of a Chinese scholar--New
mammals--Village life--Opium growing--An opium scandal--Goitre--The
Chinese "Mountain schooner"--Horses--Miss Morgan--Brigands--Our guard
of soldiers

CHAPTER XI

TA-LI FU

Hsia-kuan--Summer temperature--Lake--Graves--Pagodas--Mr. H.G.
Evans--Foreigners of Ta-li Fu--Chinese mandarins--Mammals at Ta-li--Caravan
horses and mules--The cook becomes ill

CHAPTER XII

LI-CHIANG, AND THE "TEMPLE OF THE FLOWERS"

Traveling to Li-chiang--Our entrance into the city--The surprise of the
foreigners--The temple--Excellent collecting--Small mammals--The Moso
natives--Customs--The Snow Mountain--Baron Haendel-Mazzetti

CHAPTER XIII

CAMPING IN THE CLOUDS

Moso hunters--Primitive guns--Cross-bows and poisoned arrows--Dogs--A
porcupine--New mammals--We find a new camp on the mountain

CHAPTER XIV

THE FIRST GORAL

Killed near camp--A sacrifice to the God of the Hunt--Small mammals--The
second goral

CHAPTER XV

MORE GORALS

Gorals almost invisible--Heller shoots a kid--Collecting material for a
Museum group--A splendid hunt--Two gorals--A crested muntjac

CHAPTER XVI

THE SNOW MOUNTAIN TEMPLE

The first illness in camp--Serow--Death of the leading dog--Rain--Two more
serows--Lolos--Non-Chinese tribes of Yün-nan

CHAPTER XVII

GORALS AND SEROWS

Relationship--Appearance of the serow--Habits--Gorals

CHAPTER XVIII

THE "WHITE WATER"

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Our new camp--A serow--We go to Li-chiang--A burial ceremony--Ancestor
worship

CHAPTER XIX

ACROSS THE YANGTZE GORGE

Traveling to the river--Inaccuracy of the Chinese--First view of the
gorge--The Taku ferry--Caves

CHAPTER XX

THROUGH UNMAPPED COUNTRY

Along the rim of the gorge--A beautiful camp at Habala--New
mammals--Photographic work--Phete village--Stupid inhabitants--Strange
natives--The "Windy Camp"--Hotenfa

CHAPTER XXI

TRAVELING TOWARD TIBET

A hard climb--Our highest camp--A Lolo village--Thanksgiving with the Lolos

CHAPTER XXII

STALKING TIBETANS WITH A CAMERA

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013469204
Publisher:
SAP
Publication date:
12/05/2011
Sold by:
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NOOK Book
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