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Mandalay to Momien

A Narrative of the Two Expeditions to Western China of 1868 & 1875 under Colonel Edward B. Sladen and Colonel Horace Browne

This account provides a fascinating eye witness summary of two expeditions made in pursuit of what can only be described as a misconceived dream. The idea of a “back door” to China, which excited British speculative greed from the late 1860s, seemed determined to ignore both economic realities and physical geography. The British merchant community at Rangoon in the recently conquered Lower Burma, urged on by Chambers of Commerce and textile mill owners back in Yorkshire and Lancashire, convinced themselves that inland China was an enormous market simply waiting to absorb a fortune in British manufactures. In the 1940s, the Bhamo-Yunnan route came into prominence again. Some 50,000 American soldiers and locals spent three years building a 1600- km-long road from Ledo in Assam through Myitkyina to Bhamo and on to Kunming. It provided a lifeline for trucking in supplies to Chinese Nationalist troops fighting the Japanese, but was abandoned after 1945. The dream persists, however. In May 2007, The Times of London carried a report headlined, “India hopes old jungle trail can be a new road to riches” which will allow people and goods to travel from Assam to Kunming in just two days.
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PUBLISHER: White Lotus
ISBN: 9789744801371
AUTHOR Anderson, John
RELEASED 2009-11-27
PRINT Bangkok 2009, repr. from 1876;
WL CODE E22627
SIZE 522 pp., 16 pp. illus., 2 pp. maps, 2 pp. folded maps, 150 x 210 mm


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