The Life and Adventures of Morrison of China

Author(s): Peter Thompson

Biography, Memoir & Autobiography

This is the commanding true story of a journalist who not only reported on world-changing events, but helped shape them. It covers dedicated mailing and e-mail campaign to targeted media and organisations.This is the compelling story of 'Morrison of China' - an internationally renowned correspondent who not only brilliantly chronicled the period he lived in, but helped shaped its events.George Ernest Morrison first came to public attention in his native Australia when his strong sense of courage and devotion to reporting the truth led him, at only 20 years of age, to expose the Australian Kanaka slave trade. However, it was his work as a correspondent for "The Times" (London) in the decadent and dangerous Chinese capital at the turn of the century that brought him international fame. Then, as advisor to the fledgling Chinese government, he was a pivotal figure in the fall of the last Emperor and the birth of the Chinese Republic.


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Peter Thompson is the former editor of the Sunday Mirror and a director of Mirror Group Newspapers. Robert Macklin is a successful journalist, editor, author, and screenwriter.

Prologue Peking 1900Part I 1862-18941 Shoe Leather2 The Noblest Profession3 Exposing the Slavers4 Following Burke and Wills5 New Guinea Disaster6 Doctor's Orders7 Eastern Promise8 A Pleasant JourneyPart II 1895-19119 Moberly's Man10 Secret Agent11 Chinese Puzzle12 Dragon Empress13 The Boxer Uprising 190014 Rescue and Retribution15 Morrison's War16 The Northcliffe Touch17 Revolution!Part III 1912-192018 China's Champion19 The Entwined Heart20 Perfidious Nippon21 Dynasty of Dunces22 Sentimental Journey23 The Final StruggleEpilogue The Noble ProfessionalNotesSources and BibliographyIndex

General Fields

  • : 9781741753516
  • : 15096
  • : 15096
  • : December 2007
  • : 194mm X 132mm X 37mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Peter Thompson
  • : Paperback
  • : 951.033092
  • : 492
  • : 16-page b&w photo insert, plus 6 maps