In the Land of Pagodas - A Classic Account of Travel in Hong Kong, Macao, Shanghai, Hubei, Hunan and Guizhou (Exploring Asia)
'Alfred Raquez' was the pseudonym of Joseph Gervais, a bankrupt French lawyer who fled to the Far East in the late 1890s and had access to some of the powerful players in French Indochina. He wrote prolifically about China and Indochina, took some of the earliest photographs of Laos and made the earliest field sound recordings in that land. He died under mysterious circumstances in Marseille in 1907. Confidence man, daring explorer, dashing bon vivant, proto-photojournalist and amateur ethnographer in equal parts, Raquez offers one of the more intriguing voices (not to mention mystery-filled yarns) of any commentator on the mix of ambitions and follies of of European colonial expansion into the Far East. California-native William L. Gibson is a writer, researcher and occasional sound artist based in Southeast Asia. A prolific academic author and editor, French-born Paul Bruthiaux now lives in Thailand.show more
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- Alfred Raquez(Author) William L. Gibson(Editor) Paul Bruthiaux(Editor)
- NIAS Press (2 Jan. 2017)
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