The Yangtze Valley and Beyond Vol 2 of 2

Excerpt from The Yangtze Valley and Beyond, Vol. 2 of 2: An Account of Journeys in China, Chiefly in the Province of Sze Chuan and Among the Man-Tze of the Somo Territory About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands ...

Author: Isabella Lucy Bird

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 1334000743

Category: History

Page: 388

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Excerpt from The Yangtze Valley and Beyond, Vol. 2 of 2: An Account of Journeys in China, Chiefly in the Province of Sze Chuan and Among the Man-Tze of the Somo Territory One Of the gates was securely shut, and all persons who desired to enter or leave the city on that side were compelled to make a long n'e'taar. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at 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.

Yangtze Remembered

Isabella Bird , The Yangtze Valley and Beyond , 2 16. Isabella Bird , vol . 1 , pp . 179–80 . vols . ( London : John Murray , 1899 ) , vol . 2 , p . 267 .

Author: Linda Butler

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804747547

Category: Photography

Page: 194

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A stunning compendium of photographs and travel commentary from eight trips to China's Yangtze River captures the people, environment, and landscape of the Yangtze before, during, and after the Three Gorges Dam opened in June 2003.

Colorado River Basin

[ From the Yangtze Valley and Beyond ( vol . 2 , p . 72 ) , by Bird Bishop ] The glory of Kuan is the temple in honor of Li Ping , a perfect in the ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Irrigation and Reclamation


ISBN: UOM:39015067182371

Category: Colorado River


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The Tibetan History Reader

109. Duncan, The Yangtze and the Yak, 100. 110. Bird, The Yangtze Valley and Beyond, 333,424; Tafel, My TibetTravels, vol. 2, 248. 111.

Author: Gray Tuttle

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231144681

Category: History

Page: 752

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Answering a critical need for an accurate, in-depth history of Tibet, this single-volume resource reproduces essential, hard-to-find essays from the past fifty years of Tibetan studies. Covering the social, cultural, and political development of Tibet from the seventh century to the modern period, the volume is organized chronologically and regionally to complement courses in Asian and religious studies and world civilizations. Beginning with Tibet's emergence as a regional power and concluding with its profound contemporary transformations, this anthology offers both a general and ..

Honorable Merchants

Bird , The Yangtze Valley and Beyond , 70 . 57. Ibid . 58. Ibid . 59. ... 72. Williams , The Middle Kingdom , vol . 2 , 13 . 73. Hoh - cheung Mui and Lorna ...

Author: Richard John Lufrano

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824817400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

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In light of East Asia's current economic success, it has become increasingly clear that Confucian social thought, long assumed in Western scholarship to be a major stumbling block to economic development, can, under the proper circumstances, have exactly the opposite effect. Lufrano's study is the most sustained and sophisticated of recent reevaluations of Confucianism's role in the rapid commercial development in the late Ming to mid-Qing period. It will be of great interest and value to scholars in the growing field of Chinese business history and should be welcomed by those interested in the Confucian roots of Pacific Rim business practice.

Navigating Semi colonialism

on the Yangzi River and Shanghai– Ningbo routes. ... Percival, Land of the Dragon, 2–3; Bird, Yangtze Valley and Beyond, 56. 63. Fitkin, Great River, 7; ...

Author: Anne Reinhardt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781684175864

Category: History


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"China’s status in the world of expanding European empires of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has long been under dispute. Its unequal relations with multiple powers, secured through a system of treaties rather than through colonization, has invited debate over the degree and significance of outside control and local sovereignty. Navigating Semi-Colonialism examines steam navigation—introduced by foreign powers to Chinese waters in the mid-nineteenth century—as a constitutive element of the treaty system to illuminate both conceptual and concrete aspects of this regime, arguing for the specificity of China’s experience, its continuities with colonialism in other contexts, and its links to global processes.Focusing on the shipping network of open treaty ports, the book examines the expansion of steam navigation, the growth of shipping enterprise, and the social climate of the steamship in the late nineteenth century as arenas of contestation and collaboration that highlight the significance of partial Chinese sovereignty and the limitations imposed upon it. It further analyzes the transformation of this regime under the nationalism of the Republican period, and pursues a comparison of shipping regimes in China and India to provide a novel perspective on China under the treaty system."

On Leaving Bai Di Cheng

“New Dates for Prehistoric Asian Rice,” Asian Perspectives, Vol. 31, No. 2, 1992 (161-170). Bird, Isabella. The Yangtze Valley and Beyond.


Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781550210835

Category: Travel

Page: 263

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The book is the product of a private Canadian expedition to China in 1992. Its members sought to gauge the potential cultural destruction of the daunting and controversial Three Gorges Dam project, which was actively supported by the Canadian government and by corporate sectors.What cultural losses will accompany the expected economic and political gains? What will China, Canada, and the world community lose? How might we, as Canadians, view the purpose and impact of the project, which is now well under way? Using a government-sponsored assessment of the cultural artifacts destined to be submerged by rising waters behind the dam project, our guides - a publisher (Caroline Walker), a heritage consultant (Robert Shipley), a travel writer (Ruth Lor Malloy), and a scholar (Fu Kailin) - lead us on a sometimes comical and frequently troubling tour of the Yangzi gorges region.

Pioneer in Tibet

Isabella Bird, The Yangtze Valley and Beyond: An Account of Journeys in China (Boston: Beacon Press ... vol. 2, 274–275. 56. Service, Golden Inches, 39–40.

Author: Douglas Wissing

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781466892248

Category: History

Page: 352

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Dr. Albert Shelton was a medical missionary and explorer who spent nearly twenty years in the Tibetan borderlands at the start of the last century. During the Great Game era, the Sheltons' sprawling station in Kham was the most remote and dangerous mission on earth. Raising his family in a land of banditry and civil war, caught between a weak Chinese government and the British Raj, Shelton proved to be a resourceful frontiersman. One of the West's first interpreters of Tibetan culture, during the course of his work in Tibet, he was praised by the Western press as a family man, revered doctor, respected diplomat, and fearless adventurer. To the American public, Dr. Albert Shelton was Daniel Boone, Wyatt Earp, and the apostle Paul on a new frontier. Driven by his goal of setting up a medical mission within Lhasa, the seat of the Dalai Lama and a city off-limits to Westerners for hundreds of years, Shelton acted as a valued go-between for the Tibetans and Chinese. Recognizing his work, the Dalai Lama issued Shelton an invitation to Lhasa. Tragically, while finalizing his entry, Shelton was shot to death on a remote mountain trail in the Himalayas. Set against the exciting history of early twentieth century Tibet and China, Pioneer in Tibet offers a window into the life of a dying breed of adventurer.

The Yangtze Valley and Beyond

... Kingdom , vol . ii . , p . 244 . OFFERINGS AT FUNERALS 315 supported by two
men . Women 314 SIN - TIEN - TZE TO TZE - TUNG HSIEN.

Author: Isabella Lucy Bird


ISBN: STANFORD:36105004950247

Category: China

Page: 558

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The Statesman s Year Book

London, 1899. Bishop (Mrs. Isabella), The Yangtze Valley and Beyond, London, 1899. Boulger (D. C.), History of China. 2nd edit. 2 vols. , London, 1898, ...

Author: J. Scott-Keltie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230270299

Category: Political Science

Page: 1344

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The classic reference work that provides annually updated information on the countries of the world.

The Whites Are Enemies of Heaven

1985. Xinhai Geming qian shi nianjian minbian dang'an shiliao, vol. 2. Beijing: Zhonghua Shuju. ... The Yangtze Valley and Beyond. Taibei: Cheng Wen.

Author: Mark W. Driscoll

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9781478012740

Category: History

Page: 384

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In The Whites Are Enemies of Heaven Mark W. Driscoll examines nineteenth-century Western imperialism in Asia and the devastating effects of "climate caucasianism"—the white West's pursuit of rapacious extraction at the expense of natural environments and people of color conflated with them. Drawing on an array of primary sources in Chinese, Japanese, and French, Driscoll reframes the Opium Wars as "wars for drugs" and demonstrates that these wars to unleash narco- and human traffickers kickstarted the most important event of the Anthropocene: the military substitution of Qing China's world-leading carbon-neutral economy for an unsustainable Anglo-American capitalism powered by coal. Driscoll also reveals how subaltern actors, including outlaw societies and dispossessed samurai groups, became ecological protectors, defending their locales while driving decolonization in Japan and overthrowing a millennia of dynastic rule in China. Driscoll contends that the methods of these protectors resonate with contemporary Indigenous-led movements for environmental justice.

Literature of Travel and Exploration

Volume Key: Volume 1, pages 1–472; Volume 2, pages 473–988; Volume 3, ... 103, 643i Bird, Isabella, Yangtze Valley and Beyond, The, 248 Birken, Sigmund von, ...

Author: Jennifer Speake

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135456634

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 2100

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Containing more than 600 entries, this valuable resource presents all aspects of travel writing. There are entries on places and routes (Afghanistan, Black Sea, Egypt, Gobi Desert, Hawaii, Himalayas, Italy, Northwest Passage, Samarkand, Silk Route, Timbuktu), writers (Isabella Bird, Ibn Battuta, Bruce Chatwin, Gustave Flaubert, Mary Kingsley, Walter Ralegh, Wilfrid Thesiger), methods of transport and types of journey (balloon, camel, grand tour, hunting and big game expeditions, pilgrimage, space travel and exploration), genres (buccaneer narratives, guidebooks, New World chronicles, postcards), companies and societies (East India Company, Royal Geographical Society, Society of Dilettanti), and issues and themes (censorship, exile, orientalism, and tourism). For a full list of entries and contributors, a generous selection of sample entries, and more, visit the Literature of Travel and Exploration: An Encyclopedia website.

Narcotic Culture

Isabella L. Bird , The Yangtse Valley and beyond : An account of journeys in ... London : Eyre and Spottiswoode , 1894–5 , hereafter ROC , vol . 2 , p .

Author: Frank Dikötter


ISBN: 1850657254

Category: China

Page: 319

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China was turned into a nation of opium addicts by the pernicious forces of imperialist trade. This study systematically questions this assertion on the basis of abundant archives from China, Europe and the US, showing that opium had few harmful effects on either health or longevity.