Victorian Travelers: & Opening of China, 1842-1907

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Three men and three women: a plant collector, a merchant and his novelist wife, a military officer, and two famous women travelers went to China between the Opium War and the formal end of the opium trade, 1842-1907. Their range of perspectives, their acquaintance with one another and their similar scope of travel to Hong Kong, the treaty ports, and Sichuan lend intensity to their picture of China and the Western presence there. What the travelers record reveals is a continuity in the response of the West and China to each ...

Victorian Travelers: & Opening of China, 1842-1907 1999, Ohio University Press

ISBN-13: 9780821412688

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