In 1793, Lord Macartney led the first British diplomatic mission to China in over one hundred years. This five-volume reset edition draws together British travel writings about China throughout the next century. The collection ends with the Boxer Uprising which marked the beginning of the end of informal British empire on the Chinese mainland.

chapter I|50 pages

Nicholas Belfield Dennys

chapter II|52 pages

James Dinwiddie

chapter III|26 pages

Robert Swinhoe

chapter IV|57 pages

Augustus Raymond Margary

chapter VI|28 pages

Ney Elias