Letters from China (Abridged, Annotated)by Sarah Pike Conger
In letters to family and friends, Sarah Conger details her fascination with China and the Chinese and the desperate
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When Sarah Pike Conger and her husband, Ambassador Edwin H. Conger (Civil War Major), left Brazil to take a new post in China, she could not have been more excited. But within months of their arrival, the violent Boxer Rebellion broke out.
In letters to family and friends, Sarah Conger details her fascination with China and the Chinese and the desperate anxiety of the 55-day siege of the foreign legations during her husband's tenure. Though death and destruction were part of their early experience in China, the Congers came to love the country.
They visited royalty and Mrs. Conger seemed especially impressed with the Dowager Empress, of whom she writes a great deal in this book.
They also visited Japan during their trips to and from China and she records the outbreak of the Russo-Japanese War.
Long out of print, this fascinating book is available for the first time as an affordable, well-formatted edition for e-readers and smartphones.
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- BN ID:
- Big Byte Books
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- Sold by:
- Barnes & Noble
- NOOK Book
- File size:
- 503 KB
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