Barbarians and Mandarins: Thirteen Centuries of Western Travellers in China

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9780195903737: Barbarians and Mandarins: Thirteen Centuries of Western Travellers in China

First published in 1970, this reprint edition recounts the experiences of a wide range of Western travellers in China over thirteen centuries.

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"[This is] a very readable book, particularly for anyone who wishes orientation on historic backgrounds of the Far East, notably of the Flower Kingdom and its relations with Western Civilization....Equipped with competent maps, a detailed index of considerable value, and with a tremendously full and discriminating bibliography, it still is an easy collection of stories."--Choice


"This is a splendid book. Cameron takes us chronologically through the most interesting and important western travellers' visits for which we have written records ... the book makes wonderful use of old written accounts...Cameron's intensive depiction of westerners in China across thirteen centuries can well be summed up in words he used: 'accurate, sympathetic, and not idealizing.'"--International History Review the drawings of the


"Some of the figures in this delightful work are famous (Marco Polo), and some of the events are infamous (the Opium War), but most of what Mr. Cameron has to tell is unfamiliar, and fascinating besides."--The New Yorker


"This is a handsome book, well illustrated, full of episodes and stories."--Pacific Affairs


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Published by Oxford University Press (1999)
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