The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

A work from 1899, praised as one of the most important English literary contributions on the subject of China.

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

A work from 1899, praised as one of the most important English literary contributions on the subject of China.

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

Isabella Bird was one of the greatest travelers and travel writers of all time, and this is her last major book, a sympathetic look at inland China and beyond into Tibet at the end of the 19th century.

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

Isabella Bird was one of the greatest travelers and travel writers of all time, and this is her last major book, a sympathetic look at inland China and beyond into Tibet at the end of the 19th century. In describing the journey, Isabella provides a rich mix of observations and describes two occasions when she is almost killed by anti-foreign mobs. It many ways, Isabella created the model for travel writing today, and this one of her greatest works.

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

First published in 1899, this book is the account of a woman's journey through central China in 1896-1897.

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

First published in 1899, this book is the account of a woman's journey through central China in 1896-1897. Many of the areas she explored and described were almost unknown to European visitors. It became a key source for late nineteenth century British perceptions of China.

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond


The Yangtze Valley and Beyond An Account of Journeys in China Chiefly in the Province of Sze Chuan and Among the Man Tze of the Somo Territory

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The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

Excerpt from The Yangtze Valley and Beyond: An Account of Journeys in China, Chiefly in the Province of Sze Chuan and Among the Man-Tze of the Somo Territory I have dwelt at some length on Beaten Tracks treaty ports and the Great River - though these have been described by many writers, for the reason that each one looks at them from a different standpoint, and helps to create a complete whole. The illustrations in this volume, with the exception of the reproductions of some Chinese drawings, and nine which friends have kindly permitted me to use, are from my own photographs. The spelling of place names; needs an explanation. I have not the Chinese characters for them, and in many cases have only been able to represent by English letters the sounds as they reached my car; but wherever possible, the transliteration given by Consul I'layfair in his published list of Chinese Place Names has been adopted, and with regard to a few well-known cities the familiar but unscholarly spelling has been retained. To prevent confusion the names of provinces have been printed in capitals. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This 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.

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by John Murray in London, 1899.

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

This Elibron Classics title is a reprint of the original edition published by John Murray in London, 1899.

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations.

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond  An Account of Journeys in China  Chiefly in the Province of Sze Chuan and Among the Man Tze of the Somo Territory

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

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The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

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