Backhouse, E.; Sandhaus, D. ed: DECADENCE MANDCHOUE. The China Memoirs of Edmund Trelawney Backhouse. Hong Kong, 2011. xxxvi, 297 pp. 2 b/w plates. 24x16 cm. Cloth.
In 1898, a young Englishman walked into a homosexual brothel in Peking and began a journey which he claims took him all the way to the bedchamber of the Empress Dowager, Cixi. These are the controversial, sensational and probably fraudulent memoirs of Edmund Backhouse, denounced by Hugh Trevor-Roper as 'a pornographic novelette'. Here published for the first time. An extraordinary read!
Subjects: Court Life Sex
Can be ordered in, as of: 13/03/2021
Was item 384 in printed List 199.
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