Chinese Sketches


Read by MaryAnn

(4.7 stars; 7 reviews)

Herbert Giles was in the diplomatic service in China from 1867 to 1893. His frank observations on Chinese culture and people form the basis of these short essays, published in 1876. On his retirement, he returned to England and served as the Chair of Chinese at Cambridge for 35 years. (4 hr 56 min)

Chapters

Preface 1:43 Read by MaryAnn
Death of an Emperor 13:46 Read by MaryAnn
The Position of Women 6:21 Read by MaryAnn
Etiquette 6:02 Read by MaryAnn
Etiquette No. II 4:57 Read by MaryAnn
Literature 6:10 Read by MaryAnn
Educational Literature 4:53 Read by MaryAnn
Dentistry 7:14 Read by MaryAnn
Medical Science 6:37 Read by MaryAnn
Medical Science No. II 6:11 Read by MaryAnn
Loan Societies 5:06 Read by MaryAnn
Guilds 6:47 Read by MaryAnn
Pawnbrokers 7:05 Read by MaryAnn
Postal Service 6:18 Read by MaryAnn
Slang 7:54 Read by MaryAnn
Fortune-Telling 5:53 Read by MaryAnn
Games and Gambling 7:22 Read by MaryAnn
Jurisprudence 5:07 Read by MaryAnn
Jurisprudence No. II 8:39 Read by MaryAnn
Buddhist Priests 5:15 Read by MaryAnn
Respect for the Written Character 5:35 Read by MaryAnn
Superstition 5:36 Read by MaryAnn
Natural Phenomena 5:16 Read by MaryAnn
Celebration of the New Year 7:45 Read by MaryAnn
The Feast of Lanterns 4:58 Read by MaryAnn
Opium Smoking 9:34 Read by MaryAnn
Thieving 7:13 Read by MaryAnn
Lying 9:29 Read by MaryAnn
Suicide 6:12 Read by MaryAnn
Torture 15:04 Read by MaryAnn
Feng-Shui 6:23 Read by MaryAnn
Money 6:39 Read by MaryAnn
A Dinner-Party 7:23 Read by MaryAnn
Female Children 5:32 Read by MaryAnn
Travel 4:59 Read by MaryAnn
Predestination 5:26 Read by MaryAnn
Journalism 6:38 Read by MaryAnn
Funerals 5:10 Read by MaryAnn
Inquests 19:50 Read by MaryAnn
Inquests No. II 7:13 Read by MaryAnn
Christianity 6:04 Read by MaryAnn
Anti-Christian Lyrics 7:47 Read by MaryAnn
Conclusion 1:44 Read by MaryAnn

Reviews

Chinese sketches

(5 stars)

I am a Vietnamese and Vietnamese culture is not much different from the Chinese. The country of China colonization of the country of Vietnam for thousand of years. Vietnamese even adopted the Chinese language until 1700 centuries when the French came colonized Vietnam and created the modern alphabetical language that the Vietnamese using today. so pretty much the Vietnamese people are adopted many if not all traditions from the Chinese. After listened to this very interesting book i realized many of the barbaric traditions still alive and well , that the Vietnamese are still practicing today that including religions!