Secondhand. Very good condition. Minor wear to book corners. Small mark on right foredge.
Bristling with character and drama, with lively incident and the clash of civilisations, Sojourners is the story of China's centuries-old relationship with Australia. The result of twenty-five years of research, Eric Rolls magnificently written book is an epic in the tradition of The Fatal Shore.
As well as the high drama of history, Sojourners covers the important themes of gambling, a passion which the Chinese shared with European Australians, and of health and sickness, in particular opium smoking and the strange story of leprosy and smallpox. The great fear of these diseases enabled governments to use them as political tools.