Korea and Her Neighbours: A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vicissitudes and Present Position of the Country, Volume 2

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 8, 2012 - History - 362 pages
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Isabella Bird (Mrs Bishop, 1831-1904) was recommended an open-air life from an early age as a cure for her physical and nervous difficulties. Her accounts of travel in America, Hawaii, Japan and Persia were best-sellers. This two-volume work, first published in 1898, was one of the books arising from Bird's visit to Korea and China between 1894 and 1897, the other being The Yangtse Valley and Beyond (1899), also available in this series. Korea was a battleground during the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-5, and subsequently became increasingly dominated by Japan, being annexed fully in 1910. Bird provides vivid descriptions of the Korean people, their way of life and customs at a time when the country had only recently opened up to the West. In Volume 2 she visits the Russian frontier, where many Koreans had settled, and discusses the effectiveness of Christian missionaries.
  

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This is one amazing woman, Isabella Bird. I read her account of the Sandwich Islands but this one on Korea is more adventurous. I did something I've not done before to get this account, which is out ... Read full review

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Intrepid female Victorian travelers, and their parasols. Isabella Bird is a treasure. Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER XIX
1
CHAPTER XX
21
CHAPTER XXI
29
CHAPTER XXII
50
CHAPTER XXIII
60
CHAPTER XXIV
78
CHAPTER XXVI
100
CHAPTER XXVII
124
CHAPTER XXXI
173
CHAPTER XXXII
188
EDUCATIONTRADEFINANOE
207
CHAPTER XXXIV
222
CHAPTER XXXV
234
CHAPTER XXXVI
255
CHAPTER XXXVII
277
APPENDIX A Mission Statistics for Korea 1896
298

CHAPTER XXVIII
137
CHAPTER XXIX
147
CHAPTER XXX
155
APPENDIX D
305
Immx
311
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1831-1904

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