Victorian travelers and the opening of China, 1842-1907 /
Susan Schoenbauer Thurin.
Athens : Ohio University Press, 1999.
xvi, 253 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
082141268X (alk. paper)
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Athens : Ohio University Press, 1999.
082141268X (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Three men and three woman -- 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.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
List of Abbreviations
A Note on Chinese Names
Introduction: Opening Chinap. 1
Travel and the Business of Empire
Gathering in China: Robert Fortunep. 27
Westward the Course of Empire: Archibald John Littlep. 55
Globetrotters in China
An Unbiased Stranger: Constance Gordon Cummingp. 83
The Pen and the Sword: Major Henry Knollysp. 109
In Search of Elysium: Isabella Bird (Mrs. Bishop)p. 135
Women of Empire
Orientalizing Feminism: Mrs. Archibald Little (A. E. N. Bewicke)p. 163
Conclusion: An Opened Chinap. 189
Notesp. 203
Bibliographyp. 233
Indexp. 247
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