Gleanings From Fifty Years in China (Classic Reprint)

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It was while engaged in his earlier trips on the Upper Yangtse that Mr. Little collected material for the inter esting book (published in 1888) entitled Through the Yangtse Gorges, which established his reputation as a graphic and sympathetic writer on China. This was followed some years later (1901) by Mount Omi and Beyond, which introduced us to the little-known region of Szechuan on the Thibetan Border and to a phase of Chinese life, untouched as yet by foreign intercourse, which his linguistic acquirements and experience enabled him to depict with the perception and sense of humour that had delighted his readers in the previous work.

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Archibald Little (1838-1908) spent most of his adult life in China, and this collection of essays he wrote there covers all aspects of the Western experience of the Far East in the nineteenth century. Edited by Little's wife and published posthumously in 1910, the book also includes several illustrations.

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Book Description Forgotten Books. Paperback. Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. 398 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 0.8in.Excerpt from Gleanings From Fifty Years in ChinaThe death of Mr. Archibald Little, who passed away at Falmouth in the autumn of 1908, after a long period of failing health, will be felt as a loss not only by his friends but by all who are interested in China. For his experience was in some respects unique. A merchant by the accident of career, he was a scholar and a traveller by bent of character and preference. Others have had larger and more successful commercial relations; others have travelled more extensively; others have acquired a more profound knowledge of the Chinese language; others have evinced a keen and sympathetic insight into the Chinese mind and turns of thought; others have recorded their experiences in thoughtful and sympathetic language. Mr. Littles forte was that he possessed all these qualifications in a sufficient degree to make him a capable pioneer, an interesting talker, an instructive writer, and a sympathetic host or guest with educated Chinese. I have said that the bent of his mind and tastes was towards science and travel rather than towards commerce; and circumstances chanced, perhaps, to confirm the inclination; for he had hardly arrived in China (under engagement as tea-taster to a German firm), in 1859, ere the hindrance to commerce caused by the presence of the Taipings gave him leisure to travel through the region they occupied, extending from the head waters of the Tsientang to the Poyang Lake-a journey which his knowledge of Chinese materially helped him to accomplish. About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www. forgottenbooks. comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Seller Inventory # 9781330283134

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