Tag Archives: Late Imperial China

Foreigners awarded official rank in Late Imperial China

From the China History Forum this question: Does anyone know of instances where a foreigner (westerner or an Asian not under imperial authority) was awarded or earned an official rank?   My reply: Frederick Townsend Ward of the Ever Victorious … Continue reading

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The Eight-legged Essay

There is a new post I have made at the China History forum, on the obscure topic of the old Eight-legged Essay of the Chinese imperial examination system. Having started on the path of CHF imperial exams (more on which I will … Continue reading

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Review of Yang Shen from Amazon.com by David

By David Format:Paperback James Lande has told a whale of a yarn here. His hero steps ashore in 1860 Shanghai, vibrating with trade between what we now call the Western Powers and China,a China split by one of the biggest … Continue reading

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Review of Yang Shen from Amazon.com by RK

By RK Format:Paperback|Amazon Verified Purchase Yang Shen: The God from the West puts the reader directly into the chaos of mid-19th. century Shanghai. As a center for international trade, the Shanghai of 1860 was a turbulent mix of Chinese and … Continue reading

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Review of Yang Shen from Amazon.com by rcnewt

By rcnewt Format:Paperback Having recently finished the unabridged version of Les Miserables, when I began Yang Shen I immediately noticed a similarity between the technique of Mr Lande with the work of Victor Hugo. Both authors have interspersed chapters containing … Continue reading

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Novel Yankee Mandarin now available

The novel Yankee Mandarin is now available at Amazon as a Kindle eBook. Yankee Mandarin tells the tale of Fletcher Thorson Wood, a 19th century American soldier-of-fortune who returns to China in the midst of the bloodiest civil war in human history. … Continue reading

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Yankee Mandarin: Experimenting with eBook formatting

Yankee Mandarin is a publisher’s experiment in repackaging our title Yang Shen for what we are told is a different audience – readers who buy eBooks and make them bestsellers on Amazon. This edition of the novel has been reduced to bare essentials, … Continue reading

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Yang Shen, Book I, available now in print and eBook formats

Yang Shen, an exciting adventure set in old China, is now available in a print edition at Amazon (and Amazon UK) and Barnes & Noble. eBook formats offered are Kindle (Amazon) and Nook (Barnes and Noble), ePub, MOBI, PRC and LIT at Omnlit … Continue reading

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Free Excerpt from the novel Yankee Mandarin

Click here to download PDF Prelude Wednesday, April 18, 1860, 6:30pm “Have a small heart tonight – be careful,” said the lodaai – the old-great, the junk master. “I smell seaweed rotting on rocks above the tide, over here, and … Continue reading

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