• New Forces in Old China An Inevitable Awakening

    Arthur Judson Brown:Author

    Publication date:2016-08-15

    Arthur Judson Brown (1856-1963) was an influential American clergyman, missionary and prolific author. He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in 1883. He preached in various cities throughout the United States. Often termed a missionary statesman, Brown travelled throughout the world, most notably in China and other Asian countries. During the time he surveyed China, he wrote a seventeen-volume diary of what he'd seen and discovered. He will be remembered as a pioneer in the ecumenical and world missionary movements of the 19th and 20th centuries and was an individual who was active in and out of the church. 
  • Notable Women Of Modern China

    Margaret E. Burton:Author

    Publication date:2016-08-15

    During a stay of some months in China in the year of 1909 I had an opportunity to see something of the educational work for women and to meet several of the educated women of that interesting country. I was greatly impressed both by the excellent work done by the students in the schools and by the useful efficient lives of those who had completed their course of study.
  • Progress of Western Education in China and Siam

    Various:Author

    Publication date:2016-08-15

    The attention of school officers and teachers is invited to the following interesting accounts of the progress of western ideas and educational methods in China and Siam, forwarded to the Department of State by the United States minister at Peking and the United States consul at Bangkok, respectively.
  • Intimate China:The Chinese as I Have Seen Them

    Mrs. Archibald Little:Author

    Publication date:2016-08-15

    Part memoir, part travelogue, part crusade, Intimate China details the exploits of Alicia Little (Mrs Archibald Little), who first arrived in China as a new bride in 1887. Little was already a prolific writer before her marriage, and this narrative is both compelling and refreshingly frank. Published in 1899, her account of life in late nineteenth-century China is arranged eclectically, with chapters on 'Superstitions', 'Current coin in China' and 'Hindrances and annoyances' interlaced with descriptions of trips to Tibet and up the Yangtze. The latter third of the book is devoted entirely to politics. Fuelled with a determination to represent the Chinese 'as I have seen them', Little spares no details, supplying descriptions of the complications arising from foot-binding, a practice she found abhorrent and against which she actively campaigned. Extending to over six hundred pages and lavishly illustrated with maps and photographs, this is an extraordinary book.
  • Lion and Dragon in Northern China

    Reginald Fleming Johnston:Author

    Publication date:2016-08-15

    Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston (1874–1938) was a colonial administrator and scholar with a lifelong fascination with China who was appointed tutor to the young Puyi (1906–1967), who became emperor at the age of two. Johnston was highly favoured by the emperor, receiving several imperial titles and residing in the Forbidden City. His account of his time as Puyi's tutor, Twilight in the Forbidden City, also reissued in this series, was dramatised in the film The Last Emperor. Previously, Johnston had served in a variety of colonial service positions, including three years as commissioner of the British-held territory of Weihaiwai. This book, first published in 1910, is Johnston's examination of Weihaiwei, which he considered to be a microcosm of Chinese life. Writing with obvious affection, Johnston outlines the history, culture, festivals and local folklore of Weihaiwei and explores what the future could hold for the city.
  • Chinese Painters:A Critical Study

    Raphael Petrucci:Author

    Publication date:2016-08-15

    Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
  • Chinese Sketches

    Herbert A. Giles:Author

    Publication date:2016-08-15

    An individual's perceptive survey of Chinese society, economics, law and science in the late 19th century
  • Seven Maids of Far Cathay

    Bing Ding, Ed.:Author

    Publication date:2016-08-15

    Stories about a Chinese Womens School. The author uses a fictional chinese name.
  • Sidelights on Chinese Life

    J. Macgowan:Author

    Publication date:2016-08-15

    "[...]about whom you are suspicious. You stand on your guard, and you put on your coldest and most reserved air, as you ask him to be seated. The Chinaman acts as though he were quite oblivious of your state of mind. There is a smile upon his face that travels over the rough hollows of his expansive countenance, and spreads to the back of his neck, and seems in some mysterious way to vanish down his long tail. No amount of coldness can long resist the eyes that are flashing with good humour and the features that are lighted up with such a pleasant look.[...]".
  • Camps and Trails in China

    Roy Chapman Andrews,M.A.:Author

    Publication date:2016-08-15

    The object of this book is to present a popular narrative of the Asiatic Zooelogical Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History to China in 1916-17. Details of a purely scientific nature have been condensed, or eliminated, and emphasis has been placed upon our experiences with the strange natives and animals of a remote and little known region in the hope that the book will be interesting to the general reader.
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