The Mirror Of Kong Ho


Read by David Wales

(4.2 stars; 4 reviews)

This 1905 tongue-in-cheek book is ostensibly the letters of a dutiful son to his Chinese father describing his encounter with and experience of Western civilization in late nineteenth century London. The author is delightfully humorous. - Summary by david wales (5 hr 57 min)

Chapters

Introduction -- Estimable Barbarian 3:48 Read by David Wales
Letter 1 – Concerning the journey. The unlawful demons… etc 19:37 Read by David Wales
Letter 2 – Concerning the ill-destined manner of existence of the hound Hercule… 20:01 Read by David Wales
Letter 3 – Concerning the virtuous amusements of both old and young. etc 20:21 Read by David Wales
Letter 4 – Concerning a desire to expatiate upon subjects of philosophical impo… 19:48 Read by David Wales
Letter 5 – Concerning the neglect of ancestors and its discreditable consequenc… 21:57 Read by David Wales
Letter 6 – Concerning this persons well-sustained efforts to discover further d… 26:27 Read by David Wales
Letter 7 – Concerning warfare, both as waged by ourselves and by a nation devoi… 22:09 Read by David Wales
Letter 8 – Concerning the wisdom of the divine Wei Chung… etc 32:00 Read by David Wales
Letter 9 – Concerning the proverb of the highly-accomplished horse. etc 26:40 Read by David Wales
Letter 10 – Concerning the authority of this high official, Sir Philip. etc 22:19 Read by David Wales
Letter 11 – Concerning the game which we should call ‘Locusts’… etc 27:33 Read by David Wales
Letter 12 – Concerning the obvious misunderstanding which has entwined itself a… 32:13 Read by David Wales
Letter 13 – Concerning a state of necessity… etc 39:36 Read by David Wales
Letter 14 – Concerning a pressing invitation from an ever benevolently-disposed… 23:28 Read by David Wales

Reviews

Very Funny

(4 stars)

This is funny take of culture clash between two imperial minded peoples, China and England. I It comes through the eyes of a Chinese man touring England. Well worth the listen and read in a very appropriate manner.