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Twilight In The Forbidden City

Author : Reginald F. Johnston
ISBN : 9781108029650
Genre : History
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Johnson's account of the last years of the Chinese Qing dynasty provides a unique Western perspective on this historic period.
Category: History

Twilight In The Forbidden City

Author : Reginald Fleming Johnston
ISBN : 0968045952
Genre : History
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As the British-born tutor to the Dragon Emperor, Johnston was the only foreigner in history to be allowed inside the inner court of the Qing Dynasty. Johnston carried high imperial titles and lived in both the Forbidden City and the New Summer Palace. Includes detailed descriptions of daily life including Pu-yi's wedding, and anecdotal material of the last days of the Ch'ing Dynasty court before the 1911 Revolution. He knew many of the active players in these events, and of historical significance are his observations of the Ch'ing court's political structure, and in particular the Nei Wu Fu or Imperial Household Department--from cover.
Category: History

Twilight In The Forbidden City

Author : Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston
ISBN : STANFORD:36105070734053
Genre : Beijing (China).
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Det kinesiske kejserdømmes sidste år fra ca. 1900 til 1924, da den sidste kejser af Manchudynastiet fordrives fra Peking.
Category: Beijing (China).

Manchus And Han

Author : Edward J. M. Rhoads
ISBN : 0295980400
Genre : History
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A pathbreaking study that will forever change the way historians of China view the events leading to the fall of the Qing dynasty. Rhoads analyzes the unique evolution of the Manchus from a hereditary military caste to a distinct ethnic group and their shifting relationship with the Han, from border people to rulers to ruled.
Category: History

Buddhist China

Author : Reginald Fleming Johnston
ISBN : 9781108080330
Genre : History
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An informed 1913 account of Mahayana Buddhism and monasticism by the British administrator and scholar who tutored China's last emperor.
Category: History

Bernard Shaw S Bridges To Chinese Culture

Author : Kay Li
ISBN : 9783319410036
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book explores the cultural bridges connecting George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries, such as Charles Dickens and Arthur Miller, to China. Analyzing readings, adaptations, and connections of Shaw in China through the lens of Chinese culture, Li details the negotiations between the focused and culturally specific standpoints of eastern and western culture while also investigating the simultaneously diffused, multi-focal, and comprehensive perspectives that create strategic moments that favor cross-cultural readings. With sources ranging from Shaw's connections with his contemporaries in China to contemporary Chinese films and interpretations of Shaw in the digital space, Li relates the global impact of not only what Chinese lenses can reveal about Shaw's world, but how intercultural and interdisciplinary readings can shed new light on familiar and obscure works alike.
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When Twilight Ends

Author : Seàn Collins
ISBN : 9781784563288
Genre : Fiction
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Following Last of the Cold War Warriors and Last of the Cold War Warriors II, the author tracks the career of anti-hero Adam Collins of the Secret Intelligence Service aka MI6. On a high-risk operation ranging across Europe, their brief is to recover or render inoperable the US National Security Agency’s new – and missing – cyber warfare programme, codenamed TERRAMAX. The body bag count inexorably rises, complicated by the involvement of other ‘hostile’ intelligence teams, also intent on gaining possession of the new cyber warfare system at any cost. Adam’s joint operation team, comprising the SIS, NSA and NCS, find themselves playing a cat-and-mouse game with the anonymous ‘Auctioneer’, leading to a personal tragedy for Adam. After Adam’s resignation from ‘the Office’, the story continues four years later – two of them having seen Adam in prison – as the SIS reappears in his life, making him an offer he knows he can’t refuse. With a new partner, once again Adam finds himself crossing international time zones in a race against time to find the SIS ‘mole’ responsible for the elimination of several service officers and assets worldwide – with more to follow. With a brief to locate and extract or eliminate the ‘mole’, the operation will culminate in a virtual suicide mission in the People’s Republic of China. .
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Imperial Twilight

Author : Stephen R. Platt
ISBN : 9781786494887
Genre : History
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Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize, 2018 'Excellent' Guardian 'A masterpiece' New York Times 'Superbly engaging' Daily Telegraph 'Masterly' Wall Street Journal 'Captivating' The Times When Britain launched its first war on China in 1839, pushed into hostilities by profiteering drug merchants and free-trade interests, it sealed the fate of what had long been seen as the most prosperous and powerful empire in Asia, if not the world. Corruption, popular unrest and dwindling finances had weakened China far more than was commonly understood, and the war would help set in motion the eventual fall of the Qing dynasty - which, in turn, would lead to the rise of nationalism and communism in the twentieth century. As one of the most potent turning points in the country's modern history, the Opium War has since come to stand for everything that today's China seeks to put behind it. By telling this epic story, award-winning historian Stephen Platt sheds new light on the early attempts by British traders and missionaries to 'open' China and paints an enduring portrait of an immensely profitable - and mostly peaceful - meeting of civilizations, which was destined to be shattered by one of the most shockingly unjust wars in the annals of imperial history. Brimming with a fascinating cast of British and Chinese characters, this riveting narrative of relations between China and the West has important implications for today's uncertain and ever-changing political climate.
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Lion And Dragon In Northern China

Author : Reginald F. Johnston
ISBN : 9781108029643
Genre : History
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A detailed examination of Chinese culture by Sir Reginald Johnston, tutor to the last emperor of China, published in 1910.
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Tutor To The Dragon Emperor

Author : Raymond Lamont-Brown
ISBN : UOM:39015047838399
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In 1919, Reginald Fleming Johnston became tutor to the last emperor of China. This was the beginning of an extraordinary friendship which ultimately lead to mutual betrayal: Johnston's writings about their relationship unwittingly condemned Pu Yi as a willing tool of the Japanese during World War II; while the emperor, facing possible execution for war crimes, effectively called his former tutor a liar and his book a fabrication.
Category: Biography & Autobiography