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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Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Mao’s Road to Power. Japanese Girl at the Siege of Changchun. Both lack the credibility of Backhouse: Aug 11, Emmapeel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Everything you wanted to know about Shanghai history The text also contains some non-sequiturs and implausible motivations that read like the contrivances of a porn video.
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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 He protected his sources, changed names, used aliases and fabricated identities.
Since his death, however, it has been established that some of his sources were forged, though it is not clear how many or by whom.
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But, Sandhaus argues, the germ of truth is always there. Trevor-Roper grabbed onto many of these random thoughts and death bed statements while writing in the knowing post-war world of the s – how hindsight is a decaadence gift to the prejudiced biographer looking to point score. Myths And Legends Of China.