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Tales of Old China

Welcome. This website stores words and images from Old China, mostly the era between 1840 to 1950 when China and the West were struggling to come to terms with each other. It is the contrasts and cultural clashes between the two worlds that are at the heart of this website, and we hope you enjoy what we have collected. The links on the left, under the Oriental damsel, will lead you through the site. The buttons on the right suggest some of the content we like best. The library contains the full texts of books from and about Old China. The Postcard archive has hundreds of images, fully searchable. Also, please look at the Money page.

This site will never be finished. We add to it when we have time. If you would like to contribute material, or help in the maintenance of the site, please contact us.

A random quote from the Tales Quote archive

The most enjoyable entertainment was one of the shooting parties that Shanghai taipans liked to arrange that took you out into the country. You left on a slow, heavy houseboat and went up along one of the many creeks or canals, where pheasant, partridge, quail, and an occasional woodcock hid behind tall reeds. The excursion up Soochow Creek was quite popular, and you stayed on your houseboat for two or three days and walked across the empty cotton fields to do your shooting. wholesale nfl jerseys wholesale golf nfl jerseys Wholesale jordan shoes cheap wholesale clothing cheap wholesale jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Buy Replica Handbags Cheap nfl jerseys Discount Mbt shoes wholesale news from china

(Author unknown, circa 1870)