Houseboat Days in China

Houseboat Days in China

  • Electronic book text

List price: US$22.31

Currently unavailable

We can notify you when this item is back in stock

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


J.O.P. Bland, the Times of London correspondent in Shanghai 100 years ago, published this delightful series of musings on the meaning of life and nature of the Chinaman from the perspective of the absolute confidence of the Anglo-Saxon in the days before the Great War. He promises a "record of Idleness", of duck and snipe and leisurely cruises through the backwaters of the Chinese countryside. The book delivers that plus colorful insights into the East-meets-West riddle of the Chinese Empire's last days.
show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text | 250 pages
  • 145 x 210mm
  • Earnshaw Books Limited
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • 2 b/w illus & 1 map
  • 9888107836
  • 9789888107834

Table of contents

Introduction Teamwork: The Story of Snow Geese Courage: The Story of the Bottlenose Dolphin Solitude: The Story of the Pinta Island Tortoise Sacrifice: The Story of the North Pacific Salmon Altruism: The Story of the Lioness Perseverance: The Story of the Emperor Penguin Independence: The Story of the Anaconda Uncertainty: The Story of the Wildebeest and the Serengeti Migration Strategy: The Story of the Octopus and the Squid Deception: The Story of the Viceroy Butterfly Faith: The Story of the Basilisk Lizard Love: The Story of the Japanese Shield Bug Fearlessness: The Story of the Honey Badger Effort: The Story of the Beaver Strength: The Story of the African Driver Ant Compassion: The Story of the African Elephant Ingenuity: The Story of the Elephant Shrew Opportunity: The Story of the Komodo Dragon Victory: The Story of the Draco Lizard
show more