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A dance with the dragon : the vanished world of Peking's foreign colony

Author: Julia Boyd
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"With its fossil hunters and philosophers, diplomats, dropouts, writers and explorers, missionaries and refugees, Peking's foreign community in the early 20th century was as exotic as the city itself. Always a magnet for larger than life individuals, Peking attracted characters as diverse as Reginald Johnston (tutor to the last emperor), Bertrand Russell, Pierre Loti, Rabrindranath Tagore, Sven Hedin, Peter Fleming,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Boyd, Julia, 1948-
Dance with the dragon.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2012
(OCoLC)757931865
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Boyd
ISBN: 9780857721242 0857721240
OCLC Number: 796812970
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 263 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Boxers v. barbarians --
Clearing up --
Retrospect --
Imperial sunset --
Changing China --
Republican dreams --
War --
Peking joins up --
Professors and prophets --
Picnics an Ponies --
Russians red and white --
Nanking interlude --
Dragon bone hunters --
Gathering menace --
Last days of paradise --
After the party --
End game.
Responsibility: Julia Boyd.

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With its fossil hunters and philosophers, diplomats, dropouts, writers and explorers, missionaries and refugees, Peking's foreign community in the early 20th century was as exotic as the city itself.  Read more...

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"Julia Boyd tells the fascinating tale of the foreign community surviving in Peking between the end of the Ching Dynasty and Mao's communist revolution. It is a great story very well told - turmoil Read more...

 
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