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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For example, Backhouse on a favored eunuch: Malte Blas rated it really liked it Jan 16, Charles Regester-cowan rated it liked it Nov 24, A third way to read the book, as neither a historical narrative nor a source of historical details, is purely as entertainment. Aug 03, Linda rated it really liked it. But, Sandhaus argues, the germ of truth is always there.

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Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Wang Wei the Painter-Poet. The work decqdence 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 The book cover to look for in Shanghai starting this weekend.

Decsdence rated it it was ok Mar 31, Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse The original sexpat: It is accepted, even by Trevor-Roper, that Backhouse ran with the lively and gay in both senses of the word set at Oxford and Cambridge in the first half of the s, that he was on the fringes of the Oscar Wilde manvchoue and sensational subsequent trial.

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Allison rated it really liked it Dec 02, Sir Edmund was not just a mover and a shaker but a bit of a ducker and a diver too.

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However we had to get it all out there so people could make their own decisions. You can read this item using any of the following Kobo apps and devices: One Hundred More Poems from the Chinese: Manddchoue he who is without sin cast the first stone A Brief History of Chinese Fiction. He arrived in Beijing in and quickly became fluent in Chinese.

So Backhouse was a bit vain, he hugged the limelight, he exaggerated to spin a better yarn. But we had to get it all out there so people could make their own decisions.

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He protected his sources, changed names, used aliases and fabricated identities. That is to say Hoeppli spoke with Backhouse, argued and debated with him, urged him to write these memoirs and an early, equally scandalous memoir of his pre-China wild days in England as a youth. Both lack the credibility of Backhouse: Providing that we are, despite the slight niggle that all is perhaps not quite kosher, thoroughly entertained, should deecadence worry?

Backhouse wrote in arch Victorian style, peppering his narrative incessantly with phrases in Chinese all mwndchoue 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.

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