Titre : Manchu and Muscovite Being Letters from ...
Éditeur : MacMillan and Company, London
Date d'édition : 1904
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Very Good-
Etat de la jaquette : No Dust Jacket
Xx, 552 pages, many plates, dark red cloth, very good. From the library of Robert M. Collins, with the front endpaper inscribed with "Robert M. Collins, Headquartered First Imperial Japanese Army in Manchuria. June 1, 1905." Mr. Collins, an AP correspondent, was attached to General Kuroki's army and remained in the field during the Manchurian campaign. From Wikipedia: Bertram Lenox Simpson (1877–1930) was a British author who wrote about China under the pen name "B. L. Putnam Weale" (or sometimes simply "Putnam Weale"). ~ He was in China during the Boxer Rebellion and during the siege of the legations. After this, he became Brigade Interpreter for the British Expeditionary Force (he spoke 5 languages). Lenox-Simpson left the Chinese Maritime Customs Service in 1901, perhaps connected with zealous looting after the siege of the Legations in 1900. One historian calls him "the consummate treaty port jobbing hack, writing commentaries, begging for newspaper work, penning novels. And serving as Daily Telegraph correspondent in Beijing from 1911 to 1914." He remained in China, and began a prolific career writing about China and the Far East. ~ As of 1916 he was working for the political section of the office of the President of China. One researcher reports that "During the period of September 1916 to June 1917, he had written at least thirty-eight reports on foreign affairs for the Chinese government. Many of them were . Read by President Li Yuanhong." His journalistic career in China included periods as editor of the Peking Leader and as chairman of the Far Eastern Times syndicate. By 1930 Lenox-Simpson had become thoroughly embroiled in Chinese internal politics and thus took control of customs in Tianjin on behalf of Yan Xishan. He was killed in what some believed to have been an assassination. This was difficult to conclusively prove, because the killers were never caught or identified. N° de réf. du libraire 37557
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