G. E. Morrison’s Journey in Northwest China in 1910 (2 volumes) 莫理循中国西北行 (全二冊)

G. E. Morrison 莫理循 著. Edited and translated by Dou Kun and Helen Lo 竇坤、海倫 編譯.

ISBN : 978-753-3449-69-8

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December 2008

344 pages, 8.375″ x 11.25″, illustrations throughout

Not for sale in Australia

  • HK$500.00

G. E. Morrison, the resident correspondent to Beijing of The Times, travelled in Kansu, Sinkiang and other provinces of Northwest China for half a year (from January to July) in 1910. He took more than one thousand photographs that showed the places, people and the progress of the Reform Movement of Qing Court during his journey. He then sorted and completed several albums totally in 658 photographs with brief captions. This book was published just on the basis of his albums. The book reflected the true features of West China. The readers will understand the situation of geography and climate of Northwest China, the existence of different kinds of minority nationalities, achievement of the Reform Movement, e.g. the Provincial Assemblies, New Army and schools in western style, etc. and the life of the missionaries in the localities. The book shows the vital and rich image materials for understanding and studying the modern history and the social development of China.


George Ernest Morrison (1862–1920), a native of Australia, Doctor of Medicine of Edinburgh University of the United Kingdom. He was the chief correspondent of The Times in 1897. He resigned from his post in 1912 and became the President Advisor to the Republican government till 1920. He published his journal An Australian in China and collected a great amount of historical materials of documents, diaries, correspondences and photographs, etc. during his stay in China for more than twenty years. These materials are kept at the Mitchell Library, Sydney.

喬治‧厄內斯特‧莫理循 (1862–1920),澳大利亞人,英國愛丁堡大學醫學博士。1897年受聘英國《泰晤士報》駐華首席記者。1912年辭去記者職務,受聘中華民國政府總統顧問至1920年去世。莫理循在華二十餘年,身後留有大量與中國相關的文件、日記、書信和圖片等歷史資料,現收藏於澳大利亞悉尼米歇爾圖書館。