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Midnight in Peking : how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China / Paul French.

Midnight in Peking : how the murder of a young Englishwoman haunted the last days of old China

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  • ISBN: 9780143121008
  • ISBN: 0143121006
  • ISBN: 9780143123361
  • Physical Description: x, 260 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-259)
Formatted Contents Note: The approaching storm -- The body at the Fox Tower -- The police of Peking -- Wild dogs and diplomats -- The investigation -- Pamela -- An old China hand -- Armour factory alley -- Cocktail hour at the Wagons Lits -- Into the Badlands -- Of rats and men -- Under Peking earth -- A respectable man of influence -- Radical chic -- The element of fire -- The rising sun that chills -- Journey to the underworld -- Chuanpan Hutong -- The hunters -- Invitation to a party -- The wound that wouldn't heal -- The writing of midnight in Peking -- Acknowledgments -- Sources.
Summary, etc.: Historian and China expert Paul French uncovers the truth behind the notorious unsolved 1937 murder of Pamela Werner, and offers a rare glimpse of the last days of colonial Peking.
Subject: Murder > China > Beijing > Case studies.
Beijing (China) > History > 20th century.
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