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Across China on Foot

Across China on Foot by Edwin John Dingle
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ACROSS CHINA ON FOOT
By EDWIN JOHN DINGLE
INTRODUCTORY
The scheme. Why I am walking across Interior China. Leaving Singapore. Ignorance of life and travel in China. The China for the Chinese cry. The New China and the determination of the Government. The voice of the people. The province of Yuen-nan and the forward movement. A prophecy. Impressions of Saigon. Comparison of French and English methods. At Hong-Kong. Cold sail up the Whang-poo. Disembarkation. Foreign population of Shanghai. Congestion in the city. Wonderful Shanghai. Through China from end to end. From Shanghai, 1,500 miles by river and 1,600 miles walking overland, from the greatest port of the Chinese Empire to the frontier of British Burma. That is my scheme. * * * * * I am a journalist, one of the army of the hard-worked who go down early to the Valley. I state this because I would that the tru

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ACROSS CHINA ON FOOT

By

EDWIN JOHN DINGLE

1911

IN GRATEFUL ESTEEM

DURING MY TRAVELS IN INTERIOR CHINA I ONCE LAY AT THE POINT OF DEATH. FOR THEIR UNREMITTING KINDNESS DURING A LONG ILLNESS, I NOW AFFECTIONATELY INSCRIBE THIS VOLUME TO MY FRIENDS, MR. AND MRS. A. EVANS, OF TONG CH'UAN FU, YÜN NAN, SOUTH WEST CHINA, TO WHOSE DEVOTED NURSING AND UNTIRING CARE I OWE MY LIFE.

CONTENTS

BOOK I.

FROM THE STRAITS TO SHANGHAI INTRODUCTORY

FIRST JOURNEY.

CHAPTER I. FROM SHANGHAI UP THE LOWER YANGTZE TO ICHANG

SECOND JOURNEY ICHANG TO CHUNG KING THROUGH THE YANGTZE GORGES.

CHAPTER II. THE ICHANG GORGE CHAPTER III. THE YANGTZE RAPIDS CHAPTER IV. THE YEH T'AN RAPID. ARRIVAL AT KWEIEU

THIRD JOURNEY CHUNG KING TO SUI FU (VIA LUCHOW).

CHAPTER V. BEGINNING OF THE OVERLAND JOURNEY CHAPTER VI. THE PEOPLE OF SZECH'WAN

FOURTH JOURNEY SUI FU TO CHAO T'ONG FU (VIA LAO WA T'AN).

CHAPTER VII. DESCRIPTION OF JOURNEY FROM SUI FU CHAPTER VIII. SZECH'WAN AND YÜN NAN

THE CHAO T'ONG REBELLION OF 1910... Continue reading book >>


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