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Thistle and Bamboo: The Life and Times of Sir James Stewart Lockhart (Echoes: Classics of Hong Kong and History) (Echoes: Classics of Hong Kong Culture and History) Paperback – 1 Oct 2010
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"This biography of Stewart Lockhart tells much more than the life and work of one man as it shows how individuals such as Lockhart were caught up in the history of the China region and in the relationship between Great Britain and China in the late 19th a
." . . a thoroughly lively biography of this key figure in the colonial administration." --Philip Snow, author of The Fall of Hong Kong Britain, China and the Japanese Occupation
"Airlie succeeds in making Lockhart come alive." --Elizabeth Sinn, Journal of Oriental Studies
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This book, originally published in 1989 and now thankfully re-issued, presents a portrait of a man who strove to preserve the Chinese way of life, treated his Chinese colleagues and subjects with respect, and was treated by Chinese mandarins as one of their own. It is soundly based on his papers in the National Library of Scotland.
My only complaint relates to Better Books. The book was packed in thin polythene so it was a miracle it did not become damaged in transit. With bubble wrap being so cheap, there was no excuse for not packing it to prevent it from being damaged.
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