Tales From The South China Seas

Author: Charles Allen
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0349142165
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This work chronicles the adventures of the last generation of British men and women who went East to seek their fortunes. Drawn into the colonial territories scattered around the South China Sea, they found themselves in an exotic, intoxicating world. It was a land of rickshaws and shanghai jars, sampans and Straits Steamers, set against a background of palm-fringed beaches and tropical rain-forests. But it was also a world of conflicting beliefs and many races, where the overlapping of widely differing moral standards and viewpoints created a heady and dangerous atmosphere.
Tales From The South China Seas
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Charles Allen
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-11-05 - Publisher: Hachette UK

This work chronicles the adventures of the last generation of British men and women who went East to seek their fortunes. Drawn into the colonial territories scattered around the South China Sea, they found themselves in an exotic, intoxicating world. It was a land of rickshaws and shanghai jars, sampans
Oscar from Africa
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: Elizabeth Watkins
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-12-31 - Publisher: Britwell Books

Oscar Watkins was a Bisley shot and a hockey ""Blue"" for Oxford University; a cavalry trooper in the Boer War; a magistrate on the Kenya Slave Courts which freed the slaves early in this century; Commandant of the 400,000-strong Carrier Corps in the East Africa Campaign in World War I;
European Women and the Second British Empire
Language: en
Pages: 108
Authors: Margaret Strobel
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

"It enhances our understanding of intracultural and cross-cultural relationships and raises significant questions about the complexities of the colonial phenomenon in the modern era." -Journal of World History
Organizing Empire
Language: en
Pages: 292
Authors: Purnima Bose
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-08-18 - Publisher: Duke University Press

Organizing Empire critically examines how concepts of individualism functioned to support and resist British imperialism in India. Through readings of British colonial and Indian nationalist narratives that emerged in parliamentary debates, popular colonial histories, newsletters, memoirs, biographies, and novels, Purnima Bose investigates the ramifications of reducing collective activism to individual
Boots on the Ground
Language: en
Pages: 329
Authors: Richard Dannatt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-03 - Publisher: Profile Books

On Lneberg Heath in 1945, the German High Command surrendered to Field Marshall Montgomery; in 2015, seventy years after this historic triumph, the last units of the British Army finally left their garrisons next to Lneberg Heath. Boots on the Ground is the story of those years, following the British