A Dance with the Dragon : The Vanished World of Peking’s Foreign Colony
by Julia Boyd
Editor: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
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With its hunters of fossils and philosophers, diplomats, dropouts, writers and explorers, missionaries and refugees, Beijing’s foreign community at the beginning of the twentieth century was as exotic as the city itself.Always a magnet for people taller than life, Beijing attracts characters as diverse as Reginald Johnston (guardian for the last emperor), Bertrand Russell, Pierre Loti, Rabrindranath Tagore, Sven Hedin, Peter Fleming, Wallis Simpson and Cecil Lewis.The last great capital city remains intact by the modern world, Beijing so fascinated and horrified its foreign residents.Ignoring poverty at their doorstep, they danced, played and danced among themselves, forgetting the great political events that would shape modern China around them.This is a stunning portrait of an eclectic foreign community and China itself.
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