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The Soong Dynasty, by Sterling Seagrave
There were once three sisters. The first loved money; the second loved her country; the third loved power. What a great idea for a novel! Let's see … First sister marries a banker and becomes immensely rich. Second sister elopes with a middle-aged revolutionary. Marvellous! You can imagine the publisher reaching for his cheque-book already.... Read More
Shamans, Lamas, and Evangelicals: the English Missionaries in Siberia, by C.R. Bawden
This is an account of Stallybrass and Swan, two protestant missionaries who spent the 1820s and 1830s trying to evangelise the Buryat Mongols of eastern Siberia. It is a dismal tale, very capably told, of dogged heroism ground down to nothing by misfortune, apathy and oriental politics. The diligence of the missionaries was stupendous. They... Read More
Return to Tibet, by Heinrich Harrer
In 1944 Heinrich Harrer escaped from an Indian PoW camp and trekked over the Himalayas into Tibet. The Tibetans — a hospitable people under enlightened rulers — made him welcome and employed him in civil engineering tasks. Harrer fell in love with the country, as everybody did, and stayed seven years, until the Chinese annexation.... Read More
Chou: the Story of Zhou Enlai, 1898-1976, by Dick Wilson
Father is somewhat irresponsible, given to childish enthusiasms, extravagant habits and disgraceful infidelities. He is not really very mature. It is Mother who holds the family together. She controls the household finances as best she can, keeps the children fed and clothed, and pacifies the neighbours. Sometimes she argues with Father; but when his mind... Read More
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