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Reseña del editor: In 1793 the Chinese Emperor rebuffed the first formal British mission to attempt to open China to foreign trade. However, British merchants persisted, and the first treaty ports were opened in 1843. This is the story of treaty port life in China, detailing the lives of merchants and missionaries. One of the first treaty ports was Shanghai, soon a byword for luxury and squalor. Later small enclaves were opened along the Yangtze, cities like Chongqing, and sub-tropical towns like Beihai. Despite typhoons, disease, banditry and riots, merchants and missionary families in the treaty ports enjoyed steeplechases on "China ponies" and shooting parties on Shanghai's mudflats; Chinese cooks learnt to make Christmas pudding and Chinese tailors copied Paris fashions. Many visitors were drawn to the treaty ports, including Noel Coward and Wallis Simpson, Arthur Ransome and W.H. Auden, Peter Fleming and Robert Fortune. Some stayed on, among them Harold Acton, Osbert Sitwell and Robert Byron, who made temporary home amongst Peking's diplomats. Others sought in the treaty ports a refuge from bankruptcy, persecution or imprisonment. In 1943 the treaty ports were returned to China and most of their inhabitants were interned by the Japanese. yet the record of their residence remains in Shanghai's solid office buildings, in Tianjin's mock Tudor facades, and in the Edwardian villas of Beidahei and Xiamen. Through the reminiscences of the last inhabitants of the treaty ports, some of whom are still alive, this book recalls a foreign life lived in a foreign land.
Título: NO DOGS AND NOT MANY CHINESE - Treaty Port ...
Editorial: John Murray
Año de publicación: 1998
Encuadernación: Grey Cloth Gilt Titles
Condición del libro: Very Good Plus
Edición: First Edition.
Descripción John Murray, 1998. Hardcover. Condición: Used; Acceptable. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. No Dustjacket. Ex Library. Nº de ref. del artículo: BBI2241307
Descripción -. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. No Dogs and Not Many Chinese: Treaty Port Life in China 1843-1943 This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Nº de ref. del artículo: 7719-9780719557583
Descripción John Murray 18/06/1998, 1998. Hardcover. Condición: Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Nº de ref. del artículo: 2341-9780719557583
Descripción -. Hardcover. Condición: Good. No Dogs and Not Many Chinese: Treaty Port Life in China 1843-1943 This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Nº de ref. del artículo: 9053-9780719557583
Descripción John Murray, 1998. Condición: Poor. This is an ex-library book and may have the usual library/used-book markings inside.This book has hardback covers. In poor condition, suitable as a reading copy. Dust Jacket in fair condition. , 950grams, ISBN:9780719557583. Nº de ref. del artículo: 6997881
Descripción John Murray, London, 1998. Cloth. Condición: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. N.B. Slight spotting to top edge of pages. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. del artículo: 039840
Descripción John Murray, London, 1998. Hardcover. Condición: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. 1st Edition. Grey cloth covers with gilt titles. Very good condition. Contents also very good, clean, bright and unmarked. Dustwrapper slightly stained otherwise good. (Ref. A3). Nº de ref. del artículo: 002058
Descripción John Murray, London, 1998. Hard Cover. Condición: Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. vi-xiii; 368pp; illustrated; one map; d/j has light edgewear to spine ends. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Nº de ref. del artículo: 031820
Descripción John Murray, London, 1998. Hard Cover. Condición: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. First Edition. 368pp., b/w. plates. Very good in hardback, dustwrapper price-clipped, one corner nicked. Nº de ref. del artículo: 44444
Descripción John Murray, London, 1998. Hardcover. Condición: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. 1st printing, unread, not price clipped, no owner's name or other inscription, D/j has no tears, nicks, creases or marks and is protected by a clear removable sleeve. Nº de ref. del artículo: 048124