By Archibald John Little
Edited by Alicia Little
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print Publication Year:2010
Online Publication Date:November 2010
Original Publication Year:1910
Subjects: East Asian history , Social and cultural anthropology
This series of essays by Archibald Little, a well-known Victorian expert on China, was published posthumously in 1910. Little, who first arrived in China as a tea taster for a German company, spent half a century living in Western China, and his affection for the Far East is evident in the romanticised tone of his work. Little's writings not only describe his life and travels in China, but also contain shrewd observations about the country's natural resources and commercial potential. The book is divided into four parts: 'Trade and Politics', 'Travel', 'Drama and Legend' and 'Religion and Philosophy', and the essays cover an eclectic range of topics, from 'How to register your trade mark' to a close analysis of traditional Chinese drama. Writing with an unmistakable sense of humour, Little exhibits a profound understanding of and empathy with the people of his adopted country.
PART I - TRADE AND POLITICS
PART II - TRAVEL
PART III - DRAMA AND LEGEND
PART IV - RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
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