Serious Disturbance at Canton. Houses on Shameen Burnt and Looted.


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First edition thus. Large 8vo. Original blue wrappers (frayed right edges), minor foxing to prelims, but overall still a very good copy. 17pp. Hongkong, China Mail Office, 

On September 10th, 1883 a riot broke out in Canton which culminated in arson and looting of a large number of foreign houses and businesses. The immediate cause of the riot was the death of a Chinese man after he was pushed off the steamer Hankow, but there had been underlying tensions for a long time between foreigners and Chinese. "We have been induced to publish the appended information respecting the riot at Canton... on account of the fact that it has been represented to us that a complete record of the affair would be of great value. The entire contents of the pamphlet are taken from the various issues of the China Mail published since the first intimation of the riot was received." 

Stock Code: 226597

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