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Title: Twilight in the Forbidden City (Oxford in Asia Paperbacks)
ISBN: 0192821059
ISBN13: 978-0192821058
Other Formats: azw lrf lit txt
Pages: 496 pages
Publisher: Oxford University Press (China) Ltd (January 28, 1988)
Language: English
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Size PDF version: 1545 kb
Size EPUB version: 1350 kb
Subcategory: Historical




From 1919 to 1924, Reginald F. Johnston, a British colonial official, scholar, writer and great admirer of Chinese culture, served as tutor and adviser to the last emperor of China. The emperor P'u-i had abdicated his throne in 1912. However, in order to ensure a rapid and peaceful transfer of authority, he was allowed to retain his title and was permitted to remain in residence in the Forbidden City in Peking, which he did until the winter of 1924. This book, first published in 1934, is Johnston's account of that period, during which he was uniquely placed to observe the twilight years of the Ch'ing dynasty. This edition is now reprinted with the addition of an Introduction by Pamela Atwell, author of British Mandarins and Chinese Reformers: The British Administration of Weihaiwei (1989-39) and the Territory's Return to Chinese Rule.