Thirteen Months in China

A Subaltern Indian and the Colonial World: An Annotated Translation of Thakur Gadadhar Singh’s Chīn Me Terah Mās

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9780199476466

Publication date:

14/08/2017

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336 pages

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ISBN:

9780199476466

Publication date:

14/08/2017

Hardback

336 pages

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Edited and Translated by Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel & and Ranjana Sheel

In Thirteen Months in China, Thakur Gadadhar Singh, a British Indian soldier of the 7th Rajput Regiment, recounts his experiences as he set sail along with his men for Beijing in the summer of 1900. Written shortly after his return to India in 1901, he details several aspects of China and its people he met over the course of thirteen months. Part travelogue, part history, Singh’s eyewitness account offers a first-hand view of the tumultuous events of the Boxer Uprising and its aftermath, as also of Chinese society, culture, politics, religion, and art and architecture, often in a comparative perspective.

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Part of

Edited and Translated by Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel & and Ranjana Sheel

Description

The China Relief Expedition, an eight-nation military effort, was organized to rescue foreign nationals in the country during the Boxer Uprising (1899–1901). In Thirteen Months in China, Thakur Gadadhar Singh, a British Indian soldier of the 7th Rajput Regiment, recounts his experiences as he set sail along with his men for Beijing in the summer of 1900. Written shortly after his return to India in 1901, he details several aspects of China and its people he met over the course of thirteen months. Part travelogue, part history, Singh’s eyewitness account offers a first-hand view of the tumultuous events of the Boxer Uprising and its aftermath, as also of Chinese society, culture, politics, religion, and art and architecture, often in a comparative perspective. It is a rare historical source of an Indian subaltern’s outlook on the history of China, and its customs and practices.

About the Editors
Anand A. Yang
is professor of international studies and history and chair of the Department of History at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
Kamal Sheel is professor of Chinese studies at Banaras Hindu University, India.
Ranjana Sheel is professor of history at Banaras Hindu University, India.

Part of

Edited and Translated by Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel & and Ranjana Sheel

Table of contents


Acknowledgements

Introduction

I. The War in China: The Sea Voyage
II. War Scenes: Mission Tianjin
III. Miscellaneous Accounts: Zhili Province

Index
About the Editor and the Translators

Part of

Edited and Translated by Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel & and Ranjana Sheel

Features

  • Gadadhar Singh’s account of his experiences in China as a soldier in the International Expedition to march on the capital city of Beijing.
  • Singh’s subaltern perspective renders a highly sympathetic account of neighbouring China and the many connections and similarities he perceived tying India to China.
  • Offers a personal view of Chinese society, culture, politics, religion, art and architecture, and other ‘knowable and suitable subjects’.
  • Details many aspects of China and its people he encountered in person over the course of thirteen months.
  • A first-person account of Singh’s time in China; the first detailed travelogue and history of China written in a South Asian language.

Part of

Edited and Translated by Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel & and Ranjana Sheel

Part of

Edited and Translated by Anand A. Yang, Kamal Sheel & and Ranjana Sheel

Description

The China Relief Expedition, an eight-nation military effort, was organized to rescue foreign nationals in the country during the Boxer Uprising (1899–1901). In Thirteen Months in China, Thakur Gadadhar Singh, a British Indian soldier of the 7th Rajput Regiment, recounts his experiences as he set sail along with his men for Beijing in the summer of 1900. Written shortly after his return to India in 1901, he details several aspects of China and its people he met over the course of thirteen months. Part travelogue, part history, Singh’s eyewitness account offers a first-hand view of the tumultuous events of the Boxer Uprising and its aftermath, as also of Chinese society, culture, politics, religion, and art and architecture, often in a comparative perspective. It is a rare historical source of an Indian subaltern’s outlook on the history of China, and its customs and practices.

About the Editors
Anand A. Yang
is professor of international studies and history and chair of the Department of History at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA.
Kamal Sheel is professor of Chinese studies at Banaras Hindu University, India.
Ranjana Sheel is professor of history at Banaras Hindu University, India.

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Table of contents


Acknowledgements

Introduction

I. The War in China: The Sea Voyage
II. War Scenes: Mission Tianjin
III. Miscellaneous Accounts: Zhili Province

Index
About the Editor and the Translators

Read More