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Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia : The Far East - Archibald John Little

Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

The Far East


Published: 24th June 2010
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Written by one of the most prolific writers on China at the turn of the century, this 1905 publication was intended as a guide for travellers rather than as a scientific study of Asian landscape and culture. Little, a well-known merchant and traveller, spent fifty years of his life exploring the Orient. The book is structured with a chapter dedicated to each region of China and the 'Dependencies' (Manchuria, Mongolia, Turkestan, Tibet, Indo-China and Korea), as well as Siam and Japan. Little proves himself a shrewd observer of both landscape and peoples, and the content of his work is wonderfully detailed. He manages to encompass a wide range of subjects into his survey, including natural resources, the development of railways, trade routes and meteorology, as well as a history of the land mass and populations. The book is supplemented with several maps and illustrations.

Preface; Editorial note; 1. Definition; 2. The central kingdom: China; 3. The northern basin. The Yellow River; 4. The middle basin: Part I. The Yangtse River; 5. The middle basin: Part II. The province of Szechuan; 6. The middle basin: Part III. The Chengtu Plateau; 7. The middle basin: Part IV. The lower Yangtse provinces; 8. The intermediate provinces; 9. The southern basin. Yunnan to Canton; 10. The dependencies: Part I. Manchuria; 11. The dependencies: Part II. Mongolia; 12. The dependencies: Part III. Turkestan; 13. The dependencies: Part IV. Tibet; 14. Whilom dependencies: Part I. Indo-China; 15. Whilom dependencies: Part II. Corea; 16. The buffer kingdom: Siam; 17. The island empire: Japan; Index.

ISBN: 9781108013871
ISBN-10: 1108013872
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 24th June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.49