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SIDELIGHTS ON PEKING LIFE.
Peking 1927, China Booksellers Limited. Red cloth, very good. intro. by Hardy Jowett, 50 b.w. photos plates shows 100 nice. photos, 135p, map, large format 19 x 26 cm., slight stain to. front/ rear covers, contents clean.FIRST & ONLY EDITION RARE. This work is devoted to the people and sights of Peking, including eloquent commentaries on the photographs. Nicely illustrated study, the author was born in China, and was fluent in Chinese. A very fair attitude without the "foreign slant" on the Chinese, commonly done by those that neither understand nor speak Chinese. Covering "Peking a City of [many] Pleasures," with several charming period photographs of Chinese prostitutes, and "types" of Chinese women. * Discovery of the Hutung: its inhabitants and street vendors, flowery streets & willow lanes, feasts, restaurants, famous actors & female impersonators: Mei Lan Fang & his students, Chen Yen Ch'iu and others. Of Chinese theatres, actresses, street & willow lanes, professions, politics, tales of the spirit world [some 13 entries], ghosts, money lenders, pawn shops, money lenders, feasts, restaurants, gates, street names, places of interest. Of red ceremonials, marriages, births and birthdays and others. * A great primary resource, with lots of obscure notes and things you need to know about the glory of Old Peking ! * Scans can be sent by email. Images displayed may not always be the exact photo of the copy in stock for sale at any given time. If you want to see the exact image of the book or edition in stock today, please request this by email. . Photos of most of our books are posted to our .
      [Bookseller: Rare Oriental Book Company, ABAA, ILAB -]
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