Au Pays des Pagodes to be published by NIAS Press!

I’m pleased to announce that my project with my long-time pal and collaborator Dr. Paul Bruthiaux, a scholarly translation of Alfred Raquez’s first book, Au Pays des Pagodes [The Land of Pagodas] has been picked up by the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS) Press!

It’s a very fun read…Raquez’s journal of his 1899 trip through China, including Hong Kong, Macau, Canton [Guanghzou], Shanghai, Yunnan, and Hubei.

Au Pays des Pagodes was first published in serial form from June 12 to November 6, 1899, in L’Echo de Chine: journal des intérêts français en Extrème-Orient, published in Shanghai by La Presse Orientale, which would publish the articles in book form in 1900 as Au Pays des Pagodes. Notes de Voyage, Hongkong, Macao, Shanghai, Le Houpé, La Hounan, Séries d’Orient Number 2. It features nearly 60 photographs and illustrations, which will also be included in the new edition.

It has never before been translated into English and it’s getting the full scholarly treatment from yours truly. Should be out late this year…stay tuned for more info!

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