My Diary in a Chinese Farm

My Diary in a Chinese Farm

by Alicia E. Neva Little


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My Diary in a Chinese Farm by Alicia E. Neva Little

Published in Tokyo in 1894, Mrs Little's diary of her summer stay at a local farmhouse in the Chinese interior near Chongqing provides a first-hand account of rural Chinese life in the nineteenth century from a European's perspective. Mrs Little was an accomplished author, having written numerous novels on women's social roles under her maiden name, Bewicke. In My Diary, she continues this theme of women's place in society. Her account also touches on the interactions between Christian missionaries and the local people. She was an active campaigner against the Chinese tradition of binding the feet of young girls, and helped to bring about its abolition. A limited run of only 500 copies of My Diary was originally printed. It contains 26 illustrations and is an invaluable historical source for studying rural life in nineteenth-century China.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108013833
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 06/10/2010
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia
Pages: 100
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; The Diary.

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