ISBN: 978-988-99874-4-2 Language: English Pages: 476 pgs Pub Date: October 2007
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Meet the writer
This book, first published in 1911, is one of the most important and best written travel books from old China. Edwin Dingle recounts his adventures as he travels up the Yangtze River from Shanghai and then by foot southwest across some of China's most wild and woolly territory to Burma. Along the way, Dingle absorbed an enormous amount of about life and society in southwest China, and describes what he sees in a readable and sensitive way.
"Dingle stands in the great tradition of the gentleman explorers of China for whom the experience was everything, preparation was minimal and caution invariably thrown to the wind. Thankfully, he recorded his exploits for us to share." Paul French - author of Carl Crow, a Tough Old China Hand
Who is Edwin John Dingle?
Edwin Dingle was an English journalist born in 1881. In the early 1900s, he was working in Singapore. He made his famous trip across China in 1909 and 1910, and then became proprietor of a publishing empire with operations in Shanghai and Hong Kong before moving on to Los Angeles, United States, in 1927. As one of the first Westerners to study and practice Tibetan spirituality, Dingle - known as Ding Le Mei to his students - founded the Institute of Mentalphysics, which is still in operation today. He died in 1972 at the age of 91.