Representations of China in British Children’s Fiction, 1851-1911
Page count: 218 pages
File size: 3.1 MB
In her exploration of China in British children’s literature, Shih-Wen Chen considers travelogue storybooks, historical novels, adventure stories and periodicals to demonstrate the diversity of images of China in the Victorian and Edwardian imagination. Her book provides a new context for understanding how China was constructed and sheds light on British cultural history and on the history and uses of children’s literature.