Internationales Archiv Fur Ethnographie Volume 1

Internationales Archiv Fur Ethnographie Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...pushed by another from behind. It is now largely used in Shanghai, Hongkong, Amoy and Singapore; and we see in fig. 14 a model of it, drawn by a sturdy Chinese coolie. Turning again to the front part of the model to the left, we see a Chinaman leisurely walking, cane in hand and smoking a cigarette (fig. 15); whilst near to him a venerable Chinese patriarch, with his pipe and tobaccopouch in his left, fanning himself all the while with a white fan in his right, is leading his hopeful son to school (fig. 16). An itinerant barber (fig. 17), carrying upon a pole his requisites for shaving, comes next, following a Chinese fowl dealer (fig. 18), carrying two baskets well stocked with geese and fowl. A little further on we see a poor old Chinaman (fig. 19) and a Kling or Telinga, a native from Madras or Coromandelcoast, half naked, having only a white piece of calico thrown over his head and part of his body, and recognizable at his religious white, yellow or red patch in the middle of his forehead (fig. 20). The occupations sought by these people are numerous. They are traders, shopkeepers, cooks, boatmen, common labourers, palanquindrivers and washermen; the two last occupations being almost entirely monopolised by them. As a rule, they are rather insolent, in appearance often very black and very ugly, and, therefore, rather disliked by the European community in Singapore. Before him walks a Chinese hairdresser (fig. 21), having some false tresses of silk pending on a pole, wherewith he will repair, invisible to the eye, the deficient ones ot his compatriots. Next to him a native is carrying a huge wooden chest (fig. 22), whilst before him a Chinese seller of eatables is pacing along the road, offering for three dollarcents a substantial meal...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236922522
  • 9781236922526