Decadence Mandchoue: The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, ed. Derek Sandhaus. Paul French. Uploaded by. Paul French. DÉCADENCE. Décadence Mandchoue has 33 ratings and 4 reviews. Linda said: Decadence Mandchoue, like its author, Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, is sui generis. 20 Oct I have tried – reader, how I tried – to get through Sir Edmund Backhouse’s posthumously published memoirs Décadence Mandchoue.

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While at Oxford he suffered a nervous breakdown inand although he returned to the university inmndchoue never completed his degree, instead fleeing the country due to the massive debts he had accumulated.

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Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned. There are a few parts that are important from a historical perspective, but not for advancing the plot. You are commenting using your Facebook account. He delivered a total of eight tons of manuscripts to the Manddhoue between and Sam Gaskin is an arts and culture journalist based in Shanghai.

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Though originally planning to have them published, Trevor-Roper found the material distasteful, and on investigating Backhouse further found him to be a habitual liar and a fraud. Frank Dikotter, for instance, writes mandchlue follows: Anhui peoples Publishing House August 1, Language: None of these deals was ever successful. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video.


Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. This book, just published inwas made infamous by the so-called historian Trevor-Roper in a “mean-spirited and narrow-minded” [editor Derek Sandhaus] attack [“Hermit of Peking”] that was parroted by Seagrave in in a decadecne, sorry screed about the Dowager Empress CiXi [“Dragon Lady”].

The book, written by western sinologist Sir Edmund Backhouse and reporter Brand, tells Chinese history of the early 20th century, and provides a unique and shocking glimpse into the hidden world of Decadece imperial palace.

It would be fascinating to know about the gay brothels of Beijing at the twilight of the Manchu Dynasty, a specialised area of interest to which Backhouse claims extensive, decadencw knowledge. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Not the type of guy you’d picture frequenting Datong Mill.

This careful publication is a start. The novelty quickly wears off when you notice that each chapter is a description of factual or imagined sexual acts mostly between the author and Cixi the Empress Dowager, a Manchu noble or a eunuch.

Backhouse told The Literary Digest: Edmund Trelawny Backhouse left Oxford without a degree inhaving helped raise money for the defense of Oscar Wilde and, according to his own account, had sex with him.

Much that follows echoes this self-regard.

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With these books he established his reputation as an oriental scholar. Backhouse donated some 8 tons of Chinese manuscripts to Oxford’s Bodleian Library between andwhich also houses the manuscript of this memoir.

Backhouse’s memoirs remain historically highly mandchouue. Ron rated it really liked it Apr 28, Mzndchoue Preview See a Problem? Earnshaw Books April 1, Language: Everything you wanted to know about Shanghai history The text also contains some non-sequiturs and implausible motivations that read like the contrivances of a porn video.


Retrieved 29 January Not only is Backhouse a warmly-welcomed visitor in the brothels of Mzndchoue, even in the bed of the Dowager Empress, he is a trusted confidante of imperial mandarins, sought out for his brilliant tactical mind.

Since his death, however, it has been established that the major source of his China Under the Empress Dowager is a forgerymost likely by Backhouse himself. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?

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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.

Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Hardcoverpages. Thus begins one of the most bizarre books you may ever read.

Sometimes you embark on a sentence, following it to its conclusion only to realise it has imparted nothing intelligible. It is, incidentally, the inspiration for the novel I’m currently writing. The diary was contested by decadejce, notably Morrison, but defended by J.

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