From Peking to Mandalay: A Journey from North China to Burma through Tibetan Ssuch'uan and Yunnan

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Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston (1874–1938) was a colonial administrator and oriental scholar. He travelled extensively in the Far East and developed a deep interest in Chinese culture and religion. His fourteen-year posting to Weihaiwei, a quiet naval base, allowed him to travel to places not usually visited by Europeans, and to begin writing. In 1906 he spent six months travelling across China to Burma, publishing this illustrated account of his arduous journey in 1908. In it he comments on the economic and ...

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Overview

Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston (1874–1938) was a colonial administrator and oriental scholar. He travelled extensively in the Far East and developed a deep interest in Chinese culture and religion. His fourteen-year posting to Weihaiwei, a quiet naval base, allowed him to travel to places not usually visited by Europeans, and to begin writing. In 1906 he spent six months travelling across China to Burma, publishing this illustrated account of his arduous journey in 1908. In it he comments on the economic and political state of China, but the book's main theme is the beauty of the country and the character of its people. His understanding of the language, religion and culture make this a valuable description of Chinese society at the beginning of the twentieth century. Johnston's Lion and Dragon in Northern China (1910) and Twilight in the Forbidden City (1934) are also reprinted in this series.

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Publisher's note; 1. Introduction; 2. Peking to Ichang; 3. Ichang to Wan-hsien through the Yangtse gorges; 4. Wan-hsien to Ch'eng-tu; 5. Ch'eng-tu to Omei-hsien; 6. Mount Omei and Chinese Buddhism; 7. Mount Omei; 8. Omei-hsien to Tachienlu; 9. Tachienlu; 10. Tachienlu to Pa-u-rong, Yalung River; 11. Pa-u-rong to Muli; 12. Muli to Yung-ning; 13. Yung-ning to Li-chiang; 14. Li-chiang to Tali-fu; 15. Ethnology of the Chinese far west; 16. Tali-fu to Bhamo; 17. Bhamo to Mandalay; 18. Conclusion; Appendices; Notes; General index; Index of names.

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