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Thomas Burke's dark chinoiserie : Limehouse nights and the queer spell of Chinatown

Author: Anne Veronica Witchard
Publisher: Farnham, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub. Co., ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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London's 'Chinese Quarter' owed its notoriety to the Yellow Perilism that circulated in Britain at the fin-de-siecle, a demonology of race and vice masked by outward concerns about degenerative  Read more...

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Named Person: Thomas Burke; Thomas Burke; Thomas (Schriftsteller) Burke
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Veronica Witchard
ISBN: 9780754658641 0754658643
OCLC Number: 265734930
Description: ix, 292 pages, [10] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Thomas Burke's Limehouse Nights: Tales of Chinatown --
Part 1 Chinoiserie --
1 Enchantment --
Part 2 'The Lamp of Young Aladdin': English Chineseness, 1780-1900 --
2 'Ritchenesse and Plentiffullnesse' --
3 The Chineseness of Ala-'u-'d-Din --
4 Magical Palaces: Chineseries in London --
5 The Pains of Opium, 1839-1858 --
6 The Fall of Far Cathay, 1859 --
7 Finale: From Limelight to Limehouse --
Part 3 Inventing Chinatown --
8 'A threepenny omnibus ticket from Ludgate Circus to Limey-housey-Causey-way' --
9 Cockney John Chinaman --
10 Thomas Burke: Nights in Town: A London Autobiography (1915) --
Part 4 The Laureate of Limehouse --
11 Un monde artificiel des paysages d'opera-comique --
12 Locating Burke's Bohemia --
Part 5 Nympholepsy --
13 'A Fool And His Folly' --
14 Erotic Fairylands of the Fin-de-Siecle --
15 'which is the reality, and which the pantomime?' --
16 Juvenile Delinquents in Chinatown --
Conclusion: Go, Lovely Rose: Reading Burke after Lolita.
Responsibility: Anne Veronica Witchard.
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