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A Jolly Good Read

Posted by MyLaowai on Monday, February 21, 2011

I know I have not of late been as faithful to my readers as many of you would have liked, and I can but proffer my humblest and most abject apologies. Though this meager blog may very well be my highest calling, one can not afford to ignore the small yet insistent demands of other trifles, such as work and wives.

I trust you understand. Normal service will be resumed shortly.

In the meantime, I should like very much to share with you the following wonderful work of literature, penned by Edwin John Dingle – one of the greatest of all gentleman explorers – and entitled Across China on Foot. Though we are still in the earliest parts of the year, there is a very good prospect of this being my favourite read of the year, and I heartily recommend it to anyone who has the slightest interest in China.

Across China on Foot

This book can of course be purchased in the usual manner, however for those of you who are blessed with the ability or the inclination to read eBooks, it is available free from Project Gutenberg. Clicking the image above will take you to the download page, as will this URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/13420

I would wax on about this book, but I must instead go now and beat the coolie who didn’t black the tyres of the Aston properly.

It’s not easy, being me…

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11 Responses to “A Jolly Good Read”

  1. Wang Lipu (王离谱) said

    We must expose colainistic nature of this blog! The praise for book from colainal time when China was weak and raped by laiwai is proof!

    Soon will be revoltion, but CHINESE revoltion and different from what lowai on drugs and all exhilleratet think! Not towelhad revoltion but CHINESE revoltion, and ORDERLY! Laiwai will clean tyres of our red flag review cars! And we beat THEM when work of them no good!

    All we CHINESE people must do is listen to our elders now, and our future will be bright, and laiwaimen will be condemned to serve us for inumerable times! We win, and so proud!

    Wang Lipu (王离谱)

  2. Kevin said

    Wow! Aren’t you gonna say something anti-China in this post?

    How about, wen jia’bao probably dyes his hair? Although that’s unrelated to the subject matter, it’s still pretty anti-China

  3. justrecently said

    Wen Jiabao dyes his hair is anti-china? Why?

  4. justrecently said

    I’d say it proves the motherland’s great rejuvenation. But then, different ppl may read a message differently.

  5. PickledEggs said

    Hi guys, I would love to join in this conversation but I’ve been told and had to sign a letter saying I’m not allowed to engage in any kind of talk criticizing the CCP’s policies with anybody or suffer the wrath, oh, damn, I just did, never mind!

  6. RecoveredSinoholic said

    Thank you so much for the book recommendation. However, I no longer have the slightest interest in Zhongguostan aside from bashing it over the head whenever possible. I am happy to say that I am forgetting more of the Zhongguostanese language and history each day. Quite frankly, I would rather have a molar extracted through my nose without an anesthetic than read another book about that filthy overcrowded polluted stinking hellhole of a country.

  7. I have started reading that book, which is situated in 1910. I am about halfway now. The book is very interesting actually. What strikes me most is that in 100 years nothing has changed basically. It is still the same filth, stupidity, ignorance, arrogance, inedible food, lying and thieving etc. now, as it was then. The more things change (on the outside), the more they stay the same.

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