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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:   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 p., [10] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Thomas Burke's Limehouse Nights: Tales of Chinatown; Part I Chinoiserie: Enchantment.; Part II 'The Lamp of Young Aladdin': English Chineseness 1780-1900: 'Ritchenesse and plentiffullnesse'; The Chineseness of Ala-'u-'d-din; magical palaces: Chineseries in London; The pains of opium, 1839-1858; The fall of Far Cathay: 1859; From limelight to Limehouse.; Part III Inventing Chinatown: A threepenny omnibus ticket to 'Limey-housey-Causey-way'; Cockney John Chinaman; Thomas Burke's Nights in Town (1915).; Part IV The Laureate of Limehouse: Un monde artificiel des paysages d'opera comique; Locating Burke's Bohemia.; Part V Nymopholepsy: 'A fool and his folly'; Erotic fairylands of the fin-de siecle; 'Which is the reality and which the pantomime?'; Juvenile delinquents in Chinatown; Conclusion: Go, lovely rose: reading Burke after Lolita; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Anne Veronica Witchard.

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