Foreigners Within the Gates: The Legations at Peking

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Oxford University Press (China) Limited, 1993 - History - 158 pages
This fascinating book describes, through period photographs and text, the history of the foreign legations in the Chinese capital from their establishment in the 1800s to the present. More than simply a description of a place, the book conveys a lively sense of the rich social, political, economic, and religious life of a community that coexisted with--but lived apart from--the surrounding Chinese world.

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This large, beautifully illustrated book describes a unique community that no longer exists--the residents of the former legation quarter of Beijing. A few traces of the quarter itself remain (a ... Read full review


The Early Legations
Peking and the Foreign Community
The Siege of the Legations

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Michael Moser is a lawyer based in Hong Kong. Yeone Wei-Chih Moser is a student. Both are former residents of the Legation Quarter.

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