An Australian in China. Being the Narrative of a Quiet Journey …
An Australian in China. Being the Narrative of a Quiet Journey …

MORRISON, George Ernest. An Australian in China. Being the Narrative of a Quiet Journey across China to Burma.

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MORRISON, George Ernest. An Australian in China. Being the Narrative of a Quiet Journey across China to Burma. London, Horace Cox, 1895.

8vo. Original red cloth, image of pagoda in gilt to upper cover, lettered in gilt, top edge gilt; pp. xii, 299; illustrations from photographs, 2 folding maps; very slightly faded on spine, a few pages with foxing, a very good copy.
Second 'edition', i.e. issue. 'In the first week of February, 1894, I returned to Shanghai from Japan. It was my intention to go up the Yangtse River as far as Chungking, and then, dressed as a Chinese, to cross quietly over Western China, the Chinese Shan States, and Kachin Hills to the frontier of Burma. The ensuing narrative will tell how easily and pleasantly this journey, which a few years ago would have been regarded as a formidable undertaking, can now be done' (p. 1). The Australian journalist, traveller and political advisor to the Chinese government George Ernest ('Chinese') Morrison (1862-1920) produced a lively travelogue, reporting on the current situation of China, but touching upon Burma as well.

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