Twilight in the Forbidden City
电子书

作者: Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston

出版社:
XIAOMINA

出版时间: 2007-9-5

价格: USD 36.95

ISBN: 9781843560203

页数: 484 页

作者简介:

庄士敦,1874年生于苏格兰首府爱丁堡,原名雷金纳德·弗莱明·约翰斯顿。1898年,作为一名东方见习生被派往香港。从此,庄士敦以学者兼官员的身份在华工作生活了三十四年。1919年2月,赴京,开始了“帝师”生涯。庄士敦是中国几千年帝王史上第一位也是最后一位具有“帝师”头衔的外国人。

庄士敦是一个汉学功力深厚、具有学者素养的人,他广猎经史子集,喜欢中国古典诗词与饮茶之道。撰写了大量有关中国问题的论著,如《佛教徒在中国》、《威海卫狮龙共存》、《儒教与近代中国》等。但令其声名大振的即是1934年出版的这本《紫禁城的黄昏》。

庄士敦不仅对溥仪竭诚尽忠,也为古老的皇宫带来了新的气息,深受溥仪崇敬。但在大量中国文献中,都不约而同将他写成西方文化的代表,是文化侵略的急先锋,甚至说庄士敦教英文是假,实际上是小朝廷与英国使馆的联络人,是英国特务。而在英国人的眼中,庄士敦又是一个过于热心拥抱异国文化的怪人,甚至是一个一心效忠外国主子的“英奸”。

1938年,庄士敦去世,终身未娶。

书友评论:

Bookworm发表

Twilight in the Forbidden City is a captivating memoir that vividly portrays the tumultuous political and social changes in China during the early 20th century. Johnston's firsthand account as a tutor to the last emperor, Puyi, offers an intimate and insightful glimpse into the inner workings of the imperial court and the complexities of China's modernization efforts.

HistoryBuff发表

This gripping historical narrative by Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston weaves together personal anecdotes and historical analysis to reveal the decline and fall of the Qing dynasty. Through his unique perspective, Johnston elucidates the challenges and conflicts faced by China as it grappled with foreign influence and internal strife. A must-read for anyone interested in Chinese history and global affairs.

LiteraryLover发表

Johnston's writing in Twilight in the Forbidden City is both lyrical and evocative. His descriptions of the Forbidden City and its inhabitants transport the reader to another time and place. The book provides a unique blend of historical insight and literary charm, making it an unforgettable reading experience.

CultureEnthusiast发表

Twilight in the Forbidden City offers a fascinating glimpse into the customs and traditions of the last days of imperial China. Johnston's observations on Chinese etiquette, court rituals, and religious beliefs provide invaluable insights into the complexities of a vanished era. This book is an essential resource for anyone seeking to understand Chinese culture and history.

GlobalExplorer发表

Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston's memoir is not only a historical document but also a testament to the interconnectedness of different cultures. His experiences in the Forbidden City shed light on the cultural exchanges and tensions between China and the West during a transformative period in global history.

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