From Tonkin to India by the Sources of the Irrawaddy

16 illustrations, 1 folded map in pocket. The report on Henri d’Orléans’s trip to the sources of the Irrawaddy river in Tibet. The account is rich in details of the geography, tribal people, trade, languages and customs and beliefs of the regions the expedition crossed, through Yunnan, among many others. The Upper Mekong in China, the Salween and the Irrawaddy river valleys were further explored and a number of tribes from those areas are placed in the context of the history of the migrations from China. The reporter also has a keen eye for the political issues of the day, mostly the machinations of the British and the French to further trade with the area and for the presence and activities of French missionaries, e.g. in Tibet.

  • New Paperback 15*21 cm, 437 pp.


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Condition: New
ISBN: 9748434184
Shipping Weight: 1.5lbs
Publisher: White Lotus
Published: 1999
ISBN-13: 9789748434186

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