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Backhouse, E. (Edmund) Sir 1873-1944

Overview
Works: 47 works in 313 publications in 7 languages and 5,923 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Dictionaries  Anecdotes  Fiction  Humor  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: DS734.9.B3, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by E Backhouse
China under the empress dowager, being the history of the life and times of Tzǔ Hsi, comp. from the state papers and the private diary of the comptroller of her household by J. O. P Bland( Book )

116 editions published between 1910 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most popular and controversial Chinese history books ever written, this account explores the Forbidden City during the reign of Empress Dowager Cixi (1861-1908). Entertaining and enlightening, this record examines a world of power-thirsty eunuchs, concubines, and Mandarins. Filled with intrigue, bitter antagonism, and ruthless reprisals and predicting the fall of the Qing dynasty, this history is heavily based on Chinese source materials, some of which may have been fabricated
Annals & memoirs of the court of Peking (from the 16th to the 20th century) by E Backhouse( Book )

65 editions published between 1913 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imperial incense by Der Ling( Book )

47 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben shu ji shu le ci xi tai hou xian wei ren zhi de si sheng huo
Tseu-Hi, impératrice douairière (la Chine de 1835 à 1909) D'après les papiers d'état, les mémoires secrets, les correspondances by J. O. P Bland( Book )

5 editions published in 1912 in French and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Décadence Mandchoue : The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse by E Backhouse( Book )

4 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in Chinese and English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1898 a young Englishman walked into a homosexual brothel in Peking and began a journey that, as he claims, took him all the way to the bedchamber of imperial China's last great ruler, the Empress Dowager. Published now for the first time, the controversial memoir of sinologist Sir Edmund Backhouse provides a unique and shocking glimpse into the hidden world of China's imperial palace with its rampant corruption, grand conspiracies and uninhibited sexuality. Backhouse was made notorious by Hugh Trevor-Roper's 1976 bestseller 'Hermit of Peking, ' which accused Backhouse of fraudulence and forgery. This work, written shortly before the author's death in 1943, lay for decades forgotten and unpublished in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University, dismissed by Trevor-Roper as nothing more than a 'pornographic novelette.' But Décadence Mandchoue is much more than that. Alternately shocking and lyrical, it is the masterwork of a linguistic genius; a tremendous literary achievement and a sensational account of the inner workings of the Manchu dynasty in the years before its collapse in 1911. If true, Backhouse's chronicle completely reshapes contemporary historians' understanding of the era, and provides an account of the Empress Dowager and her inner circle that can only be described as intimate"--Provided by publisher
Zse-Hsi, Emperatriz regente : (China de 1835 a 1909) by Jack Bland( Book )

4 editions published in 1956 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The diary of His Excellency Ching-shan : being a Chinese account of the Boxer troubles by Shan Jing( Book )

1 edition published in 1924 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cixi quan zhuan by J. O. P Bland( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent events and present policies in China by J. O. P Bland( Book )

2 editions published between 1912 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kina under sista änkekejserinnan( Book )

1 edition published in 1912 in Swedish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hermit of Peking : the hidden life of Sir Edmund Backhouse by H. R Trevor-Roper( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in Undetermined and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An English-Chinese dictionary of Peking colloquial by Walter Hillier( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seitaikō chika no chūgoku( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dead past. [The editor's postscript signed: R. Hoeppli.] by E Backhouse( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in Chinese and English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annals & Memories of the Court of Peking from the 16th to the 20th century ... Illustrated by E Backhouse( Book )

2 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manchu decadence : the China memoirs of Edmund Backhouse : abridged and upexpurgated by E Backhouse( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In 1898 a young Englishman walked into a homosexual brothel in Peking and began a journey that he claims took him all the way to the bedchamber of imperial China's last great ruler, the Empress Dowager Tz'u Hsi. The man was Sir Edmund Backhouse, and his controversial memoirs, Decadence Mandchoue, were published for the first time by Earnshaw Books in 2011. This edition, renamed Manchu Decadence, is abridged and unexpurgated, meaning that it focuses on the most extraordinary and valuable elements of Backhouse's narrative. Backhouse was a talented sinologist, and his book provides a unique and shocking glimpse into the hidden world of China's imperial palace, with its rampant corruption, grand conspiracies and uninhibited sexuality. This book, written shortly before the author's death, lay for decades forgotten and unpublished in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University. Shocking, lyrical and highly controversial, it is the masterwork of a linguistic genius, a tremendous literary achievement as well as a sensational account of the inner workings of the Manchu court in the years before its collapse in 1911
Les Empereurs mandchous. Mémoires de la cour de Pékin. Traduction de L. M. Mitchell. Préface de M. Henri Maspero by J. O. P Bland( Book )

1 edition published in 1934 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Historia de la Iglesia primitiva hasta la muerte de Constantino by E Backhouse( Book )

1 edition published in 1896 in Spanish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The wreck of the "Titanic" : which foundered in the Atlantic, April 15th, 1912 by E Backhouse( Book )

1 edition published in 1912 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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China under the empress dowager, being the history of the life and times of Tzǔ Hsi, comp. from the state papers and the private diary of the comptroller of her household
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Edmund Backhouse britischer Orientwissenschaftler und Linguist

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エドモンド・バックハウス

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埃德蒙·巴恪思爵士,第二代從男爵

Languages
English (212)

Chinese (43)

German (16)

French (12)

Spanish (5)

Japanese (4)

Swedish (1)

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Annals & memoirs of the court of Peking (from the 16th to the 20th century)Décadence Mandchoue : The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny BackhouseDécadence Mandchoue : The China Memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny BackhouseThe Backhouse Collection