Tales From The South China Seas
Author : Charles Allen
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 336
Release : 2015-11-05
ISBN 10 : 9780349142166
ISBN 13 : 0349142165
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tales From The South China Seas Book Description:

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.