Stock ID #172217 Twilight in the Forbidden City. REGINALD F. JOHNSTON.

Twilight in the Forbidden City.

Hong Kong. Oxford University Press. 1988. Reprint. Stock ID #172217

Fold out plan of the Forbidden City and map of central Beijing, folding black and white illustrations, full page black and white photographic illustrations, xi + 486pp, notes, index, 21.5 x 14cm. Pages and edges lightly evenly browned throughout, little wear to paperback covers, otherwise a very good copy. Oxford paperback reprint of 1934 Gollancz edition.

Reginald F. Johnston's personal account of his time as Emperor Puyi's English tutor in the Forbidden City. Puyi would later credit Johnston for his modernising influence within the Qing court, and critique him for his Western chauvinism and naivete in his own autobiography 'From Emperor to Citizen'.

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