Across China on Foot by Edwin John Dingle

By Edwin John Dingle

This ebook, first released in 1911, is likely one of the most vital and most sensible written go back and forth books from outdated China. Edwin Dingle recounts his adventures as he travels up the Yangtze River from Shanghai after which by way of foot southwest throughout a few of China's such a lot wild and woolly territory to Burma. alongside the way in which, Dingle absorbed a big volume of approximately existence and society in southwest China, and describes what he sees in a readable and delicate approach.

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But it seems that no matter what the cost, no matter what she may have to suffer financially and nationally, no matter how great the obstinacy of the people towards the reform movement, the change is coming, has already come with alarming rapidity, and has come to stay. China is changing — let so much be granted; and although the movement may be hampered by a thousand general difficulties, presented by the ancient civilization of a people whose customs and manners and ideas have stood the test of time since the days contemporary with those of Solomon, and at one time bade fair to test eternity, the Government cry of “China for the Chinese” is going to win.

Our joys came not to us — they were made on board. The following are the Gorges, with a remark or two about each, to be passed through before one reaches Kweifu: — NAME OF GORGE. LENGTH. REMARKS. Ichang Gorge 16 miles First and probably one of the finest of the Gorges. Niu Kan Ma Fee (or Ox Liver Gorge) 4 miles An hour’s journey after coming out of the Ichang Gorge, if the breeze be favourable ; an arduous day’s journey during high river, with no wind. Mi Tsang (or Rice Granary Gorge) 2 miles Finest view is obtained from western extremity exceedingly precipitous.

HARDEST PART OF THE JOURNEY. HWAN-LIEN-P’U CHAPTER XXI. THE MOUNTAINS OF YUN-NAN. SHAYUNG. OPIUM SMOKING FOURTH JOURNEY-THE MEKONG VALLEY TO TENGYUEH CHAPTER XXII. THE RIVER MEKONG CHAPTER XXIII. THROUGH THE SALWEN VALLEY TO TENGYUEH CHAPTER XXIV. THE LI-SII TRIBE OF THE SALWEN VALLEY FIFTH JOURNEY—TENGYUEH (MOMIEN) TO BHAMO IN UPPER BURMA CHAPTER XXV. SHANS AND KACHINS 368 CHAPTER XXVI. END OF LONG JOURNEY. ARRIVAL IN BURMA 375 APPENDICES. A. AUTHOR’S ITINERARY B. VAGARIES OF CHINESE WEIGHTS AND MEASURES C.

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