Travels in Tartary, Thibet and China: Volume One

Travels in Tartary, Thibet and China: Volume One : 1844-1846

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First published in 1928. 'To read it is like seeing the scenes described' Evening Standard 'One of the world's best travel books' Spectator 'The work remains a classic worthy of reproduction' The Times Published to critical acclaim and well known for many years afterwards this account of the journey across Mongolia to Lhasa in the early nineteenth century owes much of its success to the literary skills of its authors, made available in English for the first time by William Hazlitt and Paul Pelliot. Among other topics the chapters cover: The French mission of Peking, Tartar manners and customs, festivals, an interview with a Tibetan Lama, the flooding of the Yellow River, Tartar veterinary surgeons, irrigation projects, comparative studies between Catholicism and Buddhism, war between two living Buddhas, and the Chinese account of Tibet.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 24mm | 539.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113887812X
  • 9781138878129

Table of contents

1. French Mission of Peking2. Inn at Tolon-Noor3. Festival of the Loaves of the Moon4. Young Lama converted to Christianity5. The Old Blue Town6. A Tartar-eater7. Mercurial Preparation for the Destruction of Lice8. Glance at the Country of the Ortous9. Departure of the Caravan10. Purchase of a Sheep11. Sketch of the Tartar Nations12. Hotel of Justice and Mercy
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