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Across China on Foot
Across China on Foot

Across China on Foot


476 Pages, 5.75 x 8.25

Formats: Trade Paper, PDF, Mobipocket, EPUB

Trade Paper, $21.95 (US $21.95) (CA $24.95)

Publication Date: October 2007

ISBN 9789889987442

Rights: WOR X UK, EUR & CN

Earnshaw Books (Oct 2007)


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This book, first published in 1911, is one of the most important and best written travel books from old China. Edwin Dingle recounts his adventures as he travels up the Yangtze River from Shanghai and then by foot southwest across some of China's most wild and woolly territory to Burma. Along the way, Dingle absorbed an enormous amount of about life and society in southwest China, and describes what he sees in a readable and sensitive way.


“Dingle stands in the great tradition of the gentleman explorers of China for whom the experience was everything, preparation was minimal and caution invariably thrown to the wind. Thankfully he recorded his exploits for us to share.”  —Paul French, author of Carl Crow, a Tough Old China Hand

Author Biography

Edwin Dingle was an English journalist born in 1881. In the early 1900s, he was working in Singapore. He made his famous trip across China in 1909 and 1910, and then settled in Shanghai, where he lived until 1927 as the proprietor of the newspaper China and Far East Finance and Commerce. He then went to the United States, where he founded a health and sex cult, which kept him occupied in a world far away from the one found in this book until the ripe old age of 91.