The Fan-Qui in China, in 1836-7 (Volume 1)
Author: C. Toogood Downing, Esq
Publisher: Facsimile Publisher
Condition: Used - Like New
Charles Downing Toogood, a member of the Royal College of Physicians was the medical officer aboard a trading vessel in 1836, and Canton resident for 6 months. Downing visited China in the years immediately preceding the First Opium War. This is a primary account of Canton, the river and of the "FAN-QI" or notions on "European Life" in that part of China. A more meaningful interpretation of the title is: The Fan-qui, or foreigner in China, Comprising a view of the manners, laws, religion, commerce, and politics, of the Chinese, and the present state of their relation with Great Britain, the work is eclectic, covering the breath and width of Chinese subjects.