Tales From The South China Seas: Images of the British in South East Asia in the Twentieth Century

Tales From The South China Seas: Images of the British in South East Asia in the Twentieth Century

By: Charles Allen (author), Charles Allen (editor)Paperback

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This work chronicles the adventures of the last generation of British men and women who went East to seek their fortunes. Drawn into the colonial territories scattered around the South China Sea, they found themselves in an exotic, intoxicating world. It was a land of rickshaws and shanghai jars, sampans and Straits Steamers, set against a background of palm-fringed beaches and tropical rain-forests. But it was also a world of conflicting beliefs and many races, where the overlapping of widely differing moral standards and viewpoints created a heady and dangerous atmosphere.

About Author

Charles Allen is an oral and military historian specialising in colonial matters. He is the author of several previous books and lives in north London.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780349104997
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780349104997
  • weight: 234
  • ISBN10: 0349104999

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