THE BRITISH IN THE FAR EAST by George Woodcock

THE BRITISH IN THE FAR EAST

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KIRKUS REVIEW

East is East and West is West, and the twain had many a meeting when British traders, mariners, men of war, administrators, and adventurers descended on Bangkok, Singapore, Sumatra, Java, Bali, Hong Kong, Canton, Shanghai, and the ""secret cities"" of Japan. Mr. Woodcock, a history professor who specializes in trade, travel, and exploration, has provided a panoramic view of colonialists at work and play over the last four centuries. It is the first volume of a series ""A Social History of the British Overseas"" edited by Peter Quennell. The pictures (96 pages) are pretty, the prose not too pedantic, and the presentation adequate to its rather sweeping purpose.

Pub Date: Oct. 21st, 1969
Publisher: Atheneum