Dance with the Dragon (BOK)

Julia Boyd

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With its fossil hunters and philosophers, diplomats, dropouts, writers and explorers, missionaries and refugees, Peking's foreign community in the early 20th century was as exotic as the city itself. Always a magnet for larger than life individuals, Peking attracted characters as diverse as Reginald Johnston (tutor to the last emperor), Bertrand Russell, Pierre Loti, Rabrindranath Tagore, Sven Hedin, Peter Fleming, Wallis Simpson and Cecil Lewis. The last great capital to remain untouched by the modern world, Peking both entranced and horrified its foreign residents. Ignoring the poverty outside their gates, they danced, played and squabbled among themselves, oblivious to the great political events that were to shape modern China unfolding around them. This is a dazzling portrait of an eclectic foreign community and of China itself.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Innbundet
Utgitt 2012 Forfatter Julia Boyd
Forlag
I B TAURIS
ISBN 9781780760520
Antall sider 288 Dimensjoner 16,5cm x 23,4cm x 3,4cm
Vekt 582 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd

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