Across China on Foot: Life in the Interior and the Reform Movement (Classic Reprint)


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To travel in China is easy. To walk across China, over roads 'acknowledgedly worse than are met with in any civilised country in the two hemispheres, and having accommodation unequalled for crudeness and insanitation, is not easy. In deciding to travel in China, I determined to cross overland from the head of the Yangtze Gorges to British Burma on foot; and, although the strain nearly cost me my life, no conveyance was used in any part of my journey other than at two points described in the course of the narrative. For several days during my travels I lay at the point of death. The arduousness of constant mountaineering - for such is ordinary travel in most parts of Western China - laid the foundation of a long illness, rendering it impossible for me to continue my walking, and as a consequence I resided in the interior of China during a period of convalescence of several months duration, at the end of which I continued my cross-country tramp. Subsequently I returned into Yun-nan from Burma, lived again in Tong-ch'uan-tu and Chao-t'ong-ia, and travelled in the wilds of the surrounding country. Whilst travelling I lived on Chinese food.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Edwin John Dingle


Published Date - August 28 2019

ISBN - 9780265193150

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm

Page Count - 536

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