Decadence Mandchoue: The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, ed. Derek Sandhaus. Paul French. Uploaded by. Paul French. DÉCADENCE. Décadence Mandchoue has 34 ratings and 4 reviews. Linda said: Decadence Mandchoue, like its author, Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, is sui generis. Published now for the first time, Décadence Mandchoue, the controversial memoirs of sinologist Sir Edmund Backhouse, provides a unique.

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One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese: Admittedly, it has to be said, Backhouse did outright make some stuff up. Or, get it for Kobo Super Points!

Trevor-Roper, later to be made Baron Dacre of Glanton, was drearily upper middle class in the worst English way – a conformist, a prude and a man of very fixed ideas. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Jan 30, Michael Flick rated it it was ok.

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For just about every memoirist, it seems, legacy preservation is important — otherwise why bother to pen them? You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: They also make up most of the latter part of the book once Backhouse has expended his linguistic strength in relating his various physical congresses.

The author tells detailed stories of his own liaisons with gay prostitutes, court officials and the Empress Dowager Cixi. Item s unavailable for purchase. Queste memorie, scritte poco prima della morte, furono rifiutate da tutti gli editori dell’epoca, e si capisce: No doubt Backhouse rambles between half-truth, lie and fabulous invention.


Edward Theodore Chalmers Werner. He arrived in Beijing in and quickly became fluent in Chinese. How to write a great decadnece Do Say what you liked best and least Describe the author’s style Explain the rating you gave Don’t Manddhoue rude and profane language Include any personal information Mention spoilers or the book’s price Recap the plot. Trevor-Roper did not know nor ever meet Backhouse. Sir Edmund was not just a mover and a shaker but a bit of a ducker and a diver too.

Setting aside questions of morality and accuracy, there has never been a book about China like this, and there will never be another. Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse: Close Report a review At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer’s personal information.

Derek Sandhous has done painstaking mandcboue annotating the Latin, French and other references in the work.

Décadence Mandchoue: The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse

Makes for a slow read, indeed. Thijs rated it liked it Aug 28, The decisions readers might want to make include both how much of the book to believe and how important that belief is to their enjoyment of the book. Hoeppli sums it up: Since his death, however, it has been established decadwnce some of his sources were forged, though it is not clear how many or by whom.


Waiting for the Moon. From Frontier Policy to Foreign Dfcadence. The work was mancdhoue commissioned by the Swiss physician Rehinhard Hoeppli who met Backhouse in Beijing in the early s the book was written in ; Backhouse died in Beijing in The Nanking Atrocity, Backhouse lived in China for more than 40 years before writing the book and he offers a wealth of unusual information.

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Dams and Development in China. Skip to main content. You’ve successfully reported this review. For nearly 70 years, the original manuscript of the memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, British baronet, polyglot manschoue libertine, sat unpublished — first in the hands of Reinhard Hoeppli, the Swiss physician who commissioned them, and then with British historian and Backhouse biographer Hugh Trevor-Roper, who eventually left them decadenec the Bodleian Library at Oxford.

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His biographer, Hugh Trevor-Roper Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, 2nd Baronet 20 October — 8 January was a British oriental scholar and linguist whose work exerted a powerful influence on the Western view of the last decades of the Qing Dynasty Return to Book Page.