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An Aide-de-Camps Recollections of Service in China: A Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to Other Islands in the Chinese Seas Arthur  Cunynghame

An Aide-de-Camps Recollections of Service in China: A Residence in Hong-Kong, and Visits to Other Islands in the Chinese Seas

Arthur Cunynghame

Published April 26th 2012
ISBN : 9781108045575
Paperback
336 pages
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 About the Book 

This two-volume work, published in 1844, is a memoir of time spent in China by Captain Arthur Cunynghame (1812 84), aide-de-camp to Major-General Lord Saltoun, Commander of the East India Companys troops in China. Cunynghame set off from Plymouth Sound on board HMS Belle-Isle in late 1841 to take up his post, and the first half of Volume 1 consists of a description of the long journey out to China (they touched at Rio de Janeiro before re-crossing the Atlantic to South Africa, and later visited Singapore and Hong Kong). Once in China, Cunynghame travelled widely in the course of his duties, and recorded his experiences in detail, from the wonders of the Yangtse River to the walls of Nankin: as he observes in his dedication, events and anecdotes occurring in a country that is so strange and new to all Europe may be worth recording.