Sonia Lightfoot received degrees in Western and Chinese art from the Universities of London and Oxford. She taught the first modern Chinese Studies course at the University of East Anglia and has lectured worldwide.
List of Illustrations; Foreword by Professor Michael Sullivan; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; 1. A British Consular Officer 1858-1937; 2. Friends and Associates; 3. Tse Ts'an Tai (1872-1939), Agent and Revolutionary; 4. Building the Collection; 5. Research and Serious Doubts; 6. Changing Traditions in Chinese Art Criticism in 1920; 7. Contemporary Critical Analysis; 8. England 1924-1937 and the Scottish Legacy; Appendix 1: Tse Ts'an Tai and Sir James H. Stewart Lockhart; Appendix 2: South China Post, 22 May 1913; Appendix 3: Assessment of Illustrated Paintings; Appendix 4: Inscriptions for the Illustrations; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.