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Twilight in the Forbidden City

↠ Twilight in the Forbidden City ☆ Reginald Fleming Johnston ↠ Twilight in the Forbidden City ☆ Reginald Fleming Johnston - Twilight in the Forbidden City, Twilight in the Forbidden City According to the title page the Amereon House edition was limited to copies No dust jacket British academic and diplomat Reginald Fleming Johnston published Twilight in the Forbidden Ci

  • Title: Twilight in the Forbidden City
  • Author: Reginald Fleming Johnston
  • ISBN: 9780848813901
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Hardcover

↠ Twilight in the Forbidden City ☆ Reginald Fleming Johnston, Twilight in the Forbidden City, Reginald Fleming Johnston, Twilight in the Forbidden City According to the title page the Amereon House edition was limited to copies No dust jacket British academic and diplomat Reginald Fleming Johnston published Twilight in the Forbidden City in The work is a memoir of Johnston s time in Beijing between and at the court of the Qing Dynasty where he served as tutor to Aisin Gioro Puyi

Twilight in the Forbidden City

↠ Twilight in the Forbidden City ☆ Reginald Fleming Johnston ↠ Twilight in the Forbidden City ☆ Reginald Fleming Johnston - Twilight in the Forbidden City, Twilight in the Forbidden City According to the title page the Amereon House edition was limited to copies No dust jacket British academic and diplomat Reginald Fleming Johnston published Twilight in the Forbidden Ci Twilight in the Forbidden City

  • ↠ Twilight in the Forbidden City ☆ Reginald Fleming Johnston
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Twilight in the Forbidden City

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  1. A fairly difficult read for me I wish I had a better understanding of the people and events of the day I also wish the book would be republished with proper pinyin with tones for all names instead of whatever system he used I can t figure out how to pronounce most proper nouns, which drives me nuts There are so many people that I wish there were a quick reference list of who s who, and maybe some background on each I guess that s what you get form a first person account There are some really int [...]


  2. A highly personal and therefore subjective telling of Chinese history, spanning 1898 to 1934, and also a rare first hand experience from inside the Forbidden City Johnston is an intellectual tutor who grows into a surrogate father to Puyi, and talks in rich detail about China s transition from a monarchy in chaos, to that of a republic in chaos Johnston is hugely biased in favour of the monarchy The book helps you understand the foundation of the 1911 revolution, which was a bigger historical ev [...]



  3. One of the few if not the only true remaining accounts of the last days of the forbidden city Johnston was the last emperor s tutor portrayed by Peter O Toole in the movie Since Johnston was a westerner, his records were not destroyed by Mao in the communist attempt to destroy Chinese history.


  4. A rather illuminating look at the imperial court, but I think Johnston s view of Pu Yi was rather too positive But he was proven correct that Pu Yi s unideal youth and unhealthy surrounding ultimately had a negative effect.The book is also a good look at the failure of republicanism in China, and put Sun Yat Sen in a rather bad light I need another view, though, just to balance things.



  5. It s a bit of a slog the writing s stiff , but it forms the basis for a portion of the Bertolucci film, The Last Emperor and provides context for the teacher s role in the royal household.






  6. Since I decided to be a chaperone for Jenny s trip to China in the spring, I figure I should learn some about the country This is a recommendation from wikitravel en China.


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