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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He also presents himself as a confidant of, among others, Cixi and her chief eunuch, and writes of the favors requested of him as his influence within the court grew.

The title should be at least 4 characters long. However, by going back to the original texts we encounter their initial protector and early editor Dr. Backhouse said many things – about politics, about China, about the British, about Jews, about everything – he was often boastful, sometimes plain wrong, occasionally daft and repeatedly contradictory.

mancchoue Waiting for the Moon. We appreciate your feedback. Willow, Wine, Mirror, Moon. So Backhouse was a bit vain, he hugged the limelight, he exaggerated to spin a better yarn. Beyond The Golden Lotus. None but the Nightingale. Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse The original sexpat: 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.

Sam Gaskin is an decafence and culture journalist based in Shanghai. My review as published in China Economic ReviewMay Tracy rated it liked it Nov 29, Percy Yue rated it it was ok Sep 01, Hoeppli saw Backhouse a sick and ddecadence man in a Peking then occupied by the Japanese and a hollow shell of its former self as irascible for sure, distant and out of touch with the politics and ideologies of modern England and Europe probably, but far from a close up and dscadence supporter of the Axis powers.


His command of Chinese is impressive, and he clearly enjoys relating the poetic Chinese terms for both anatomy and sex acts.

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Décadence Mandchoue: The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse

Tom Carter rated it it was amazing Dec 06, You are here Asia Pacific China Shanghai. The Arthur Waley Estate. His depictions of the aging regent and tales of intrigue in the imperial court form the narrative structure for these memoirs. Jennifer rated it did not like it Jun 22, And remember, I told you right at the start, Backhouse always did spectacular climaxes!!! Mao’s Road to Power.

Thijs rated it liked it Aug 28, The Complete Works of Zhuangzi. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks! Suffragette rated it did not like it Oct 02, Myths And Legends Of China. Hoeppli sums it up: A Brief History of Chinese Fiction.

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Books by Edmund Trelawny Backhouse. A History of Chinese Literature. My Country And My People. Providing that we are, despite the slight niggle that all is perhaps not quite kosher, thoroughly entertained, should we worry?

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These compelling pages include Backhouse maintaining that Ci Xi was even able to penetrate him with her enlarged clitoris! It is, incidentally, the inspiration for the novel I’m currently writing. James Bruce 8th Earl of Elgin. This careful publication is a start.

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decaddence One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese: 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. Ratings and Reviews 0 0 star ratings 0 reviews. What was too scandalous to be published until now is now more tedious than scandalous.

The text also contains some non-sequiturs and implausible motivations that read like the contrivances of a porn video. 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.

Admittedly, it has to be said, Backhouse did outright make some stuff up. 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 deacdence of the Qing Dynasty