The Straits of Malacca, Indo-China and China, or, Ten years' travels, adventures and residence abroad

This a recollection of the places and peoples as well as incidents and adventures encountered by the author during his extensive travels to Singapore, Malaya, Thailand, Indochina and China. It is illustrated with more than sixty wood engravings by J.D. Cooper and the author's own sketches and photographs.

 

Title
The Straits of Malacca, Indo-China and China, or, Ten years' travels, adventures and residence abroad
Creator
Thomson, J. (John), 1837-1921
Subject
Southeast Asia--Description and travel
China--Description and travel
East Asia--Description and travel
Places of interests
Description and travel
Places of interest
Publisher
Sampson Low, Marston, Low, & Searle, 1875
Contributor
Cooper, J. D.
Digital Description
application/pdf, 68209 KB, 634 p. : ill.
Table of Contents
Partial contents: ch. I. Straits of Malacca; Penang, its hills, foliage, flowers and fruit
ch. II. A visit to Quedah
ch. III. Chinese guilds, their constitution and influence; A plea for unrestricted female emigration
ch. IV. The Menam river; A trip to Ayuthia
ch. V. An expedition to Cambodia; The Cambodian ruins; The ancient capital, Penompinh
ch. VI. Saigon, its harbour; The sorcerer
ch. VII. Hong Kong; The city of Victoria; Grog shops
ch. VIII. The Kwanyin Cave - Governor Yeh's temple
ch. IX. Canton; Hakkas
ch. X. Swatow; Infanticide; Romantic scenery
ch. XI. The name 'Isla Formosa'; A wine-feast; A savage dance
ch. XII. The Japanese in Formosa; Lepers; The praying bull
ch. XIII. Steam traffic in the China Sea; Chinese superstition
ch. XIV. Chefoo; The foreign settlement; Prince Kung, and the high officers of the Empire; The Great Wall
Appendix. The aboriginal dialects of Formosa.
All Rights Reserved. National Library Board Singapore 2007.

 

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