Illustration by Adolfo Arranz

Dead, drunk or driven insane: life for a British consul in pre-1949 China

From 1843 to 1949, the typical British consul’s time in China was beset by social isolation, mental illness, alcoholism and disease, often in ‘alien, remote, and hazardous surroundings’

Topic |   Chinese history

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Illustration by Adolfo Arranz
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