A 1920s Peking street scene captured by American traveller Burton Holmes. Photo: Getty Images A 1920s Peking street scene captured by American traveller Burton Holmes. Photo: Getty Images
A 1920s Peking street scene captured by American traveller Burton Holmes. Photo: Getty Images
Chinese history

Destination Peking: tales of early 20th-century Chinese society through the eyes of foreigners

  • Writer Paul French delves into the lives of 18 non-Chinese people who found themselves in Beijing
  • The book paints a fascinating picture of the city, but suffers from a shortage of genuinely gripping material

Topic |   Chinese history
A 1920s Peking street scene captured by American traveller Burton Holmes. Photo: Getty Images A 1920s Peking street scene captured by American traveller Burton Holmes. Photo: Getty Images
A 1920s Peking street scene captured by American traveller Burton Holmes. Photo: Getty Images
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