No Foreign Bones in China

No Foreign Bones in China

Memoirs of Imperialism and Its Ending

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Noted Canadian journalist Peter Stursberg traces his family's history in China through the Opium Wars, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Second World War. Captain Samuel Lewis Shaw arrived in China in the 1830s. He eventually settled in the port of Foochow, married a young Japanese woman, and started a family. A century later, virtually all foreigners were kicked out of the country. No Foreign Bones in China reveals a cultural history through the eyes of one British colonial family.
Noted Canadian journalist Peter Stursberg traces his family's history in China through the Opium Wars, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Second World War. Captain Samuel Lewis Shaw arrived in China in the 1830s. He eventually settled in the port of Foochow, married a young Japanese woman, and started a family. A century later, virtually all foreigners were kicked out of the country. No Foreign Bones in China reveals a cultural history through the eyes of one British colonial family.


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Canadian journalist Stursberg tells the story of his grandfather, Captain Samuel Lewis Shaw (b. 1821), merchant seaman and captain of the King of Burma's yacht, his life in China with a Japanese wife, and how the events of the 19th century looked to him and his family. Distributed by Michigan State University Press. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, c2002
ISBN: 9780888643872
088864387X
Branch Call Number: BIO Stursberg STU
Characteristics: xx, 216 p. :,ill., ports. ;,23 cm.

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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 22, 2014

Noted journalist and war correspondent Peter Stursberg writes of his family in pre Communist China. His grandfather, his Japanese grandmother, his German grandparents and his father’s decision to leave China for Canada, plus day to day experiences provide a colorful portrait of Victorian life in Imperial China. Mr. Stursberg, a noted journalist and war correspondent, lives in West Vancouver.

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