Gorst, Harold E: CHINA. The Imperial Interest Library. London, 1899. xx, 300 pp. 28 b/w illustrations. Folding map with colour of China and Japan. 23x15 cm. Cloth. Some wear to edges of covers.
A very interesting work on the state of China at the end of the 19th century. Chapters include much on the new industry and commerce of China, the influence of the literati, the Yangtze Valley, the corrupt mandarinate, the Missionary troubles (the Boxer Uprising was brewing), the history of relations and contacts with the West, the shadow of Russia, the growth of the railways and much more.
Subjects: Travel History
Item 288 in List 203.
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