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An Australian in China Being the Narrative of a Quiet Journey Across China to Burma   By: (1862-1920)

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Transcriber's Note: Obvious typographical errors have been corrected in this text. For a complete list, please see the bottom of this document. Macrons are shown as [=o] and [=u]

[Illustration: THE AUTHOR IN WESTERN CHINA.]

AN AUSTRALIAN IN CHINA

BEING THE NARRATIVE OF A QUIET JOURNEY ACROSS CHINA TO BURMA

BY GEORGE ERNEST MORRISON M.D. EDIN., F.R.G.S.

THIRD EDITION

LONDON: HORACE COX WINDSOR HOUSE, BREAM'S BUILDINGS E.C.

MDCCCCII

TO

JOHN CHIENE, M.D.,

F.R.C.S.E., F.R.S.E., ETC.,

PROFESSOR OF SURGERY IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH,

WHO GAVE ME BACK THE POWER OF LOCOMOTION.

I GRATEFULLY

INSCRIBE THIS VOLUME.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGES INTRODUCTORY MAINLY ABOUT MISSIONARIES AND THE CITY OF HANKOW 1 11

CHAPTER II. FROM HANKOW TO WANHSIEN, WITH SOME ACCOUNT OF CHINESE WOMEN AND THE RAPIDS OF THE YANGTSE 12 23

CHAPTER III. THE CITY OF WANHSIEN, AND THE JOURNEY FROM WANHSIEN TO CHUNGKING 24 34

CHAPTER IV. THE CITY OF CHUNGKING THE CHINESE CUSTOMS THE FAMOUS MONSIEUR HAAS, AND A FEW WORDS ON THE OPIUM FALLACY 35 49

CHAPTER V. THE JOURNEY FROM CHUNGKING TO SUIFU CHINESE INNS 50 62

CHAPTER VI. THE CITY OF SUIFU THE CHINA INLAND MISSION, WITH SOME GENERAL REMARKS ABOUT MISSIONARIES IN CHINA 63 75

CHAPTER VII. SUIFU TO CHAOTONG, WITH SOME REMARKS ON THE PROVINCE OF YUNNAN CHINESE PORTERS, POSTAL ARRANGEMENTS, AND BANKS 76 96

CHAPTER VIII. THE CITY OF CHAOTONG, WITH SOME REMARKS ON ITS POVERTY, INFANTICIDE, SELLING FEMALE CHILDREN INTO SLAVERY, TORTURES, AND THE CHINESE INSENSIBILITY TO PAIN 97 106

CHAPTER IX. MAINLY ABOUT CHINESE DOCTORS 107 114

CHAPTER X. THE JOURNEY FROM CHAOTONG TO TONGCHUAN 115 124

CHAPTER XI. THE CITY OF TONGCHUAN, WITH SOME REMARKS UPON INFANTICIDE 125 134

CHAPTER XII. TONGCHUAN TO YUNNAN CITY 135 147

CHAPTER XIII. AT YUNNAN CITY 148 157

CHAPTER XIV. GOLD, BANKS, AND TELEGRAPHS IN YUNNAN 158 170

CHAPTER XV. THE FRENCH MISSION AND THE ARSENAL IN YUNNAN CITY 171 182

CHAPTER XVI. THE JOURNEY FROM YUNNAN CITY TO TALIFU 183 201

CHAPTER XVII. THE CITY OF TALI PRISONS POISONING PLAGUES AND MISSIONS 202 217

CHAPTER XVIII. THE JOURNEY FROM TALI, WITH SOME REMARKS ON THE CHARACTER OF THE CANTONESE, CHINESE EMIGRANTS, CRETINS, AND WIFE BEATING IN CHINA 218 232

CHAPTER XIX. THE MEKONG AND SALWEEN RIVERS HOW TO TRAVEL IN CHINA 233 243

CHAPTER XX. THE CITY OF TENGYUEH THE CELEBRATED WUNTHO SAWBWA SHAN SOLDIERS 244 259

CHAPTER XXI. THE SHAN TOWN OF SANTA, AND MANYUEN, THE SCENE OF CONSUL MARGARY'S MURDER 260 269

CHAPTER XXII. CHINA AS A FIGHTING POWER THE KACHINS AND THE LAST STAGE INTO BHAMO 270 281

CHAPTER XXIII... Continue reading book >>




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