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Tales of Old Peking

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This book recreates a sense of old Peking through a pastiche of historical snippets. It tells of when Peking was a flashpoint of confrontation between very different yet equally headstrong cultures.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 144.78 x 198.12 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • Hong Kong, China
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 9881815428
  • 9789881815422
  • 668,458

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"The best stories and the juiciest information on Beijing's history. Vastly entertaining." --Paul French, author, "Midnight in Peking" "This is the perfect companion to any Beijing guidebook. The anecdotes, even more the superb images, conjure the old city of Peking as seen through foreign eyes, highlighting its idiosyncrasies, its comedies and tragedies. Through every account, whether humorous, awed, or scholarly, breathes a sense of wonder." --Adam Williams, author, "The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure" "Through a combination of painstaking archival research and brilliant scholarship, Derek Sandhaus not only rights the historical record, but also makes a persuasive case for the historical veracity of what must count as one of the most outrageous, colorful, and hilarious memoirs ever written." --Frank Dikotter, chair of humanities, University of Hong Kong, on "Decadence Mandchoue" The best stories and the juiciest information on Beijing's history. Vastly entertaining. Paul French, author, "Midnight in Peking"" This is the perfect companion to any Beijing guidebook. The anecdotes, even more the superb images, conjure the old city of Peking as seen through foreign eyes, highlighting its idiosyncrasies, its comedies and tragedies. Through every account, whether humorous, awed, or scholarly, breathes a sense of wonder. Adam Williams, author, "The Palace of Heavenly Pleasure"" Through a combination of painstaking archival research and brilliant scholarship, Derek Sandhaus not only rights the historical record, but also makes a persuasive case for the historical veracity of what must count as one of the most outrageous, colorful, and hilarious memoirs ever written. Frank Dikotter, chair of humanities, University of Hong Kong, on "Decadence Mandchoue""
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About Derek Sandhaus

Derek Sandhaus was born in Overland Park, Kansas and studied philosophy at Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He has written on Chinese history for magazines, blogs, and podcasts. He is the editor of Decadence Mandchoue and the author of Tales of Old Peking.
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