The Yangtze Valley and Beyond, first published in 1899, contains the account by the redoubtable Isabella Bird (now Mrs J. F. Bishop) of a journey through central China in 1896 1897. The volume focuses on her travels though the province of Szechuan and among the Man-tze of the Somo territory. Many of the areas she explored and carefully described were almost unknown to European visitors and had not been mentioned in any earlier English publications. The volume is based on journal letters and the diary written during her journey, and it is generously illustrated with photographs and Chinese drawings. Bishop's work was warmly received in England and praised especially for the information included on agriculture and industry. The Geographical Journal heralded the work as 'undoubtedly one of the most important contributions to English literature on that country'. It remains a key source for late nineteenth-century British perceptions of China."
1. Geographical and introductory; 2. 'The model settlement'; 3. Hangchow; 4. The Hangchow medical mission hospitals; 5. Shanghai to Hankow (Hankau); 6. The foreigners - Hankow and British trade; 7. Chinese Hankow (Hankau); 8. Hankow to Ichang; 9. Ichang; 10. The Upper Yangtze; 11. Rapids of the Upper Yangtze; 12. Rapids and trackers; 13. Life on the Upper Yangtze; 14. The Yangtze and Kuei Fu; 15. New Year's Day at Kuei-Chow Fu; 16. Kuei Fu to Wan Hsien; 17. Chinese charities; 18. From Wan Hsien to San Tsan-Pu; 19. Sze Chuan travelling; 20. San-Tsan-Pu to Liang-Shan Hsien; 21. Liang-Shan Hsien to Hsia-Shan-Po; 22. Hsia-Shan-Po to Siao-Kiao; 23. Siao-Kiao to Hsieh-Tien-Tze; 24. Hsieh-Tien-Tze to Paoning Fu; 25. Paoning Fu and Sin-Tien-Tze; 26. Sin-Tien-Tze to Tze-Tung Hsien; 27. Tze-Tung Hsien to Kuan Hsien; 28. Kuan Hsien and Chengtu; 29. Kuan Hsien to Sin-Wen-Ping; 30. Sin-Wen-Ping to Li-Fan Ting; 31. Lif-Fan Ting to Tsa-Ku-Lao; 32. The 'Beyond'; 33. The Man-Tze, I-Ren, or Shan-Shang-Ren; 34. From Somo to Chengtu Fu; 35. Downward bound; 36. Luchow to Chung-King Fu; 37. The journey's end; 38. The opium poppy and its use; 39. Notes on Protestant missions in China; Concluding remarks; Itinerary; Appendices; Index.
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 584
Published: 3rd June 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.73