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Korea and her Neighbours

Korea and her Neighbours
A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vicissitudes and Present Position of the Country
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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - Travel and Exploration in Asia

  • Date Published: March 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108045773

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  • Isabella Bird (Mrs Bishop, 1831–1904) was recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for her physical and nervous difficulties. Her accounts of travel in America, Hawaii, Japan and Persia were best-sellers. This two-volume work, first published in 1898, was one of the books arising from Bird's visit to Korea and China between 1894 and 1897, the other being The Yangtse Valley and Beyond (1899), also available in this series. Korea was a battleground during the Sino-Japanese War of 1894–5, and subsequently became increasingly dominated by Japan, being annexed fully in 1910. Bird's fame as a traveller and missionary gained her unprecedented access for a foreigner to Korean royalty and high officials, at a time when the country had only recently opened up to foreign trade and missions. She provides vivid descriptions of the country, its people, and their way of life and customs.

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    • Date Published: March 2012
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108045773
    • dimensions: 218 x 142 x 41 mm
    • weight: 0.91kg
    • contains: 48 b/w illus. 2 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    Introductory chapter
    1. First impressions of Korea
    2. First impressions of the capital
    3. The Kur-Dong
    4. Things in Seoul
    5. An outfit. A Korean sampan
    6. The Han and its neighbourhood
    7. The Han and its people
    8. Natural beauty. The rapids
    9. Korean marriage customs
    10. The Korean pony. Korean roads and inns
    11. The monasteries of the Diamond Mountain
    12. From Chang-An Sa to Wön-San
    13. Impending war. Excitement at Chemulpo
    14. Newchwang. Manchuria
    15. A Manchurian deluge. Muk-Den
    16. Muk-Den
    17. Excitement at Muk-Den
    18. Nagasaki. Wladivostok. Volume 2:
    19. The Korean frontier
    20. A new empire
    21. The King's oath. The King and Queen
    22. A transition stage. 'Great Fifteenth Day'
    23. A dark chapter of Korean history
    24. Mr Yi Hak In. Korean burial customs
    25. From Pa Ju to Song-Do
    26. From Song-Do to Phyong-Yang
    27. Northward ho!
    28. From Tok Chhön to Phyöng-Yang
    29. The position of Korean woman
    30. Christian missions
    31. The 'top-knot'. The Korean hegira
    32. The reorganised Korean government
    33. Education. Trade. Finance
    34. Korean demonism or shamanism
    35. Notes on demonism in Korea, concluded
    36. Seoul in 1897
    37. Last words on Korea
    Appendix A. Mission statistics for Korea, 1896
    Appendix B. Direct foreign trade of Korea, 1894–6
    Appendix C. Return of principal articles of export for the years 1895–96
    Appendix D. Population statistics
    Appendix E. Treaty between Japan and Russia, with reply of H. E. the Korean Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • Author

    Isabella Bird

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