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Chinese Junks and Portuguese Lorchas – Old and New

Wenchow Fisher from Donnely The descriptions of mid-19th century Chinese junks, Portuguese lorchas,  and other native vessels that merit first billing in Yankee Mandarin are based primarily on more recent works by Worcester, Donnely, and Needham. Worcester’s 1971 The Junks and Sampans of the … Continue reading

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Evolving the Old China Books Book Blog

This blog has been undergoing a makeover as we become more knowledgeable about the blogosphere. It started as a place to comment on the formatting Yang Shen eBooks when the eBooks were first offered – the YS eBook has a … Continue reading

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