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Record Number: 18517


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'I had an opportunity once of reading, side by side,the despatches of the Chinese commander (published in the "Peking Gazette") and the despatches of the French general (published by the French Government) about the same battles. It was most instructive reading.The Chinese reported to the emperor [...] that the French had from ten to twenty times the number they really had ; and the slaughter these gallant Chinese soldiers effected beats everything previously recorded in history. Accirding to the "Peking Gazette", no les than 1,800,000 Frenchmen were actually killed in the Tonquin [sic] war: and according to the same authority Admiral Courbet was killed on forty-six occasions.'

Century:

1850-1899

Date:

Between 17 Apr 1887 and 23 Apr 1887

Country:

China

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Kwei-hwa-cheng
specific address: China Inland Mission House

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Francis Younghusband

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

31 May 1863

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

soldier and explorer

Religion:

Evangelical Christian at the time later promoted his own brand of spirituality

Country of Origin:

India, English parents

Country of Experience:

China

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Title:

Peking Gazette

Genre:

army despatches

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

1883-1884 (during Sino-French War in Tonkin)

Provenance

read in situ


Source Information:

Record ID:

18517

Source:

Print

Author:

Francis E. Younghusband

Editor:

n/a

Title:

The Heart of a Continent: A Narrative of Travels in Manchuria, across the Gobi Desert, through the Pamirs and Chitrai, 1884-1894

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1897

Vol:

n/a

Page:

72

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Francis E. Younghusband, The Heart of a Continent: A Narrative of Travels in Manchuria, across the Gobi Desert, through the Pamirs and Chitrai, 1884-1894 (London, 1897), p. 72, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=18517, accessed: 18 September 2019


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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