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On a Chinese Screen

Paperback. Pages: 160 Publisher: Random House UK Maugham spent the winter months of 1919 travelling 1500 miles up the Yangtze river. He noted down crafted sketches of those he met on scraps of paper. This collection features Western missionaries. Army officers and company managers who are culturally out of their depth in the immensity of the Chinese civilisation.

Important places

Manzhouli (4)


Inner Mongol (11)


Mongolia (155)
China (2,041)

Other geographical areas

Mongolian Plateau (45)
Loess Plateau (103)
Siberia (297)
Eastern Asia (2,196)