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Dingle, John Edwin and Harold John Fruin, editors
NEW ATLAS OF CHINA. WITH BI-LINGUAL INDEXES COMPLETE. SHANGHAI: FAR EASTERN GEOGRAPHICAL ESTABLISHMENT, [C.1917-1929]
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Dingle, John Edwin and Harold John Fruin, editors
NEW ATLAS OF CHINA. WITH BI-LINGUAL INDEXES COMPLETE. SHANGHAI: FAR EASTERN GEOGRAPHICAL ESTABLISHMENT, [C.1917-1929]
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Dingle, John Edwin and Harold John Fruin, editors
NEW ATLAS OF CHINA. WITH BI-LINGUAL INDEXES COMPLETE. SHANGHAI: FAR EASTERN GEOGRAPHICAL ESTABLISHMENT, [C.1917-1929]
Folio (524 x 385mm.), 24 coloured maps (11 double-page), English and Chinese index, manuscript map loosely inserted, publisher's brown half morocco over printed boards, covers lightly stained, 7 maps with small loss to blank upper margin only, occasional dampstaining to lower margins and boards
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Attractive atlas showing the provinces of China, with maps in English and Chinese.

“Like the system of postal romanization that this map uses fro transliteration of Chinese names, the work is both a product and a tool of Western commercial and political expansion into China. Around 1917 the editors compiled the map, probably with the assistance of unnamed Chinese collaborators, under the auspices of the Far Eastern Geographic Establishment, Shanghai. This institution, which operated from 1915 to 1929, was one of the many organistaions run by foreign sojourners who flocked to Shanghai in search of profit and adventure after the First Opium War and the designation of the city as a treaty port in 1843 ... Dingle and Fruin’s primary concerns were not those of academic cartogaphers but rather those of expatriate businessmen.” (All Under Heaven).

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