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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They also make up most of the latter part of the book once Backhouse has expended his linguistic strength in relating his various physical congresses. However, by going back to the original texts we encounter their initial protector and early editor Dr.

So why on earth is it so hard seemingly for so many to accept that when he moved to Peking, still a vibrant young man, he would not actively seek out and join a similarly fun and dedicated gay crowd? The Complete Works of Zhuangzi. You can remove the unavailable item s now or we’ll automatically remove it at Checkout. Four Seasons of T’ang Poetry. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link.

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Allison rated it really liked it Dec 02, Backhouse wrote in arch Victorian style, peppering his narrative incessantly with phrases in Chinese all of which are translatedFrench, Latin, Spanish, Italian, Greek, German, and Russian, and making frequent reference to literary works that aren’t likely familiar to modern readers–fortunately and unfortunately, these are all translated and explained in hundreds and hundreds of footnotes.

The text also contains some non-sequiturs and implausible motivations that read like the contrivances of a porn video. Aelred rated it it was ok Mar 31, As Trevor-Roper mahdchoue, the work may well be pornographic in parts.

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April 1, Imprint: Hoeppli saw Backhouse a sick and aged man in a Peking then occupied by the Japanese and a hollow shell of its former self as irascible for mandchoud, distant decadencs out of touch with the politics and ideologies of modern England and Europe probably, but far from a close up and personal supporter of the Axis powers.

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. Malte Blas rated it really decadrnce it Jan 16, My review as published in China Economic ReviewMay You can read this item using any of the decaednce Kobo apps and devices: My Country And My People.

Lists with This Book. Queste memorie, scritte poco prima della morte, furono rifiutate da tutti gli editori dell’epoca, e si capisce: Item s unavailable for purchase. Providing that we are, despite the slight niggle that all is perhaps not quite kosher, thoroughly entertained, should we worry?

Say what you like about Backhouse but he was no tease – you get it all, in detail and just about every variation imaginable and Backhouse has a vivid and broad sexual imagination.

Greg Dodd rated it liked it May 12, China’s Ancient Tea Horse Road. The work was essentially commissioned by the Swiss physician Rehinhard Hoeppli who met Backhouse in Beijing in the early s the book was written in ; Backhouse died in Beijing in 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 Later prudes like Trevor-Roper were appalled and not out of any concerns over the reputation of the elderly Chinese lady mentioned above!

Backhouse was his antithesis and so, as bores and bullies have done down through the ages, he went for him with all guns blazing. Backhouse was certainly not the last gay or bi- sexual European to enjoy the somewhat more easygoing and tolerant at least in certain elite quarters environment of Peking — the writers Harold Acton and Victor Segalan as well as the poet William Empson among others all had their share of fun too.


Zhuangzi and Modern Chinese Literature. Click here to sign up. He arrived in Beijing in and quickly became fluent in Chinese. The author tells detailed stories of his own liaisons with gay prostitutes, court officials and the Empress Dowager Cixi.

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Grande conoscitore di trame e retroscena politici o millantatore falsario e narcisista? Since his death, however, it has been decadencr that some of his sources were forged, though it is not clear how many or by whom.

No doubt Backhouse rambles between half-truth, lie and fabulous invention. And remember, I told you right at the start, Backhouse always did kandchoue climaxes!!!

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There are a few parts that are important from a historical perspective but not for advancing the plot. The Wisdom of Confucius.

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