Peake in China
Memoirs of Ernest Cromwell Peake
Distributed for British Library
With an Introduction by Hilary Spurling
Many years later, back home in England, Peake wrote his memoirs of the period, recording his arrival, his impressions of the Chinese, and the story of his work—as well as his experience of the historic events of the Chinese revolution in 1911, the overthrow of the ancient Qing Dynasty, and the Boxer Rebellion. With illustrations by Peake and an introduction by Hilary Spurling, the book carries us far away in time and place, to a civilization that would very soon be swept away by war and the forces of modern life.