Tales of Old Peking

Tales of Old Peking : Inside the Walls of China's Tumultuous Capital

4.42 (7 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days
When will my order arrive?


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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 144.78 x 198.12 x 12.7mm | 90.72g
  • China Economic Review Publishing
  • Hong Kong, China
  • English
  • black & white illustrations, maps
  • 9881815428
  • 9789881815422
  • 525,792

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.show more

Review quote

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""show more

Rating details

7 ratings
4.42 out of 5 stars
5 43% (3)
4 57% (4)
3 0% (0)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X