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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.
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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).

Twilight In The Forbidden City

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ISBN : OCLC:482624760
Genre : Forbidden City (Peking, China)
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A Jesuit In The Forbidden City

Author : R. Po-chia Hsia
ISBN : 9780199592258
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The remarkable life of the Italian Jesuit Matteo Ricci, one of the most famous missionaries of all time and the founder of the Catholic Mission in China. This is the first critical biography to use all relevant sources, not only in western languages but in Chinese as well.
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Two Years In The Forbidden City

Author : The Princess Der Ling
ISBN : 1595401210
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - MY father and mother, Lord and Lady Yu Keng, and family, together with our suite consisting of the First Secretary, Second Secretary, Naval and Military Attaches, Chancellors, their families, servants, etc., - altogether fifty-five people, - arrived in Shanghai on January 2, 1903, on the S.S. "Annam" from Paris, where for four years my father had been Chinese Minister. Our arrival was anything but pleasant, as the rain came down in torrents, and we had the greatest difficulty getting our numerous retinue landed and safely housed, not to mention the tons of baggage that had to be looked after. We had found from previous experience that none of our Legation people or servants could be depended upon to do anything when travelling, in consequence of which the entire charge devolved upon my mother, who was without doubt the genius of the party in arranging matters and straightening out difficulties. When the launch from the steamer arrived at the jetty off the French Bund, we were met by the Shanghai Taotai (the highest official in the city), the Shanghai Magistrate and numerous other officials, all dressed in their official robes. The Taotai told my father that he had prepared the Tien Ho Gung (Temple of the Queen of Heaven) for us to reside in during our stay in Shanghai, but my father refused the offer, saying that he had telegraphed from Hong Kong and made all arrangements to go to the Hotel des Colonies in the French Concession. We had had previous experience staying in this temple while on our way to Japan, where my father went as Minister in 1895, and did not care to try it a second time. The building is very old and very much out of repair. It was a beautiful place in its prime, but had been allowed to go to rack and ruin. The custom is that the magistrate has to find a place and supply the food, etc., for high officials when passing through, and it is not exactly the thing to refuse their kind offer, but my father was always very independent and politely declined all proffers of assistance.
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Scottish Mandarin

Author : Shiona Airlie
ISBN : 9789888139569
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Colonial administrator, writer, explorer, Buddhist, and friend to China's last emperor, Sir Reginald Johnston (1874–1938) was a distinguished sinologist with a tangled love and family life that he kept secret even from his closest friends. Born and educated in Edinburgh, he began his career in the colony of Hong Kong and eventually became Commissioner of the remote British leased territory of Weihai in northern China. He travelled widely and, during a break from colonial service, served as tutor and advisor to Puyi, the deposed emperor. As the only foreigner allowed to work in the Forbidden City, he wrote the classic account of the last days of the Qing Dynasty—Twilight in the Forbidden City. Granted unique access to Johnston's extensive personal papers, once thought to be lost, Shiona Airlie tells the life of a complex and sensitive character whose career made a deep impression on 20th-century China.
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Recollections Of The Revolution Of 1911

Author : Wu Yuzhang
ISBN : 9780898755312
Genre : History
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The Revolution of 1911 was the revolution which overthrew the feudal system of monarchy in China. Wu Yuzhang was a member of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party and personally took part in this revolution.In this book he puts down his own fighting experience, and analyses the revolution with keen insight and the aid of a rich fund of material. His answers to the following questions are especially instructive: Why did the revolution break out? What were the causes of its achievements and eventual failure? What part did the people play in this revolution? This book will help the reader to have a deeper understanding of this momentous revolution in China's history.
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The Last Manchu

Author : Puyi
ISBN : STANFORD:36105120064741
Genre : History
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The Last Emperor

Author : Edward Behr
ISBN : 077368025X
Genre : Fiction
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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.
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