Our Hart, Elegy for a Concubine

Our Hart Elegy for a Concubine Sir Robert Hart was the only foreigner the Emperor of China trusted

  • Title: Our Hart, Elegy for a Concubine
  • Author: Lloyd Lofthouse
  • ISBN: 9780981955315
  • Page: 330
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sir Robert Hart was the only foreigner the Emperor of China trusted.

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    1. Robert Hart began as a humble British interpreter who, throughout his time in China in the 19th century, came to love and embrace this culture so different from his own Irish roots. Over the years he grew to really understand the Confucian and Taoist principles of honor and piety, and the Chinese took notice of his devotion to their values and culture. Hart’s love of and genuine respect for the Chinese customs and way of life set him apart from the other “foreign devils” whose only goals w [...]

    2. At stuffy Shanghai cocktail parties and underground Beijing book clubs taking place back in 2008, Chinese literati were as scandalized as they were (unadmittedly) titillated by American author Lloyd Lofthouse’s new novel, ‘My Splendid Concubine’ and the lascivious adventures therein of real-life 19th century China expatriate Sir Robert Hart (1835-1911) and his concubines.Certainly concubinage was as commonplace a practice in that age as it was to, say, smoke opium or hold large-scale rebel [...]

    3. Last year, I had the opportunity to review the award winning 'My Splendid Concubine' by Lloyd Lofthouse. I really enjoyed it and told Lloyd that I would love to review his sequel. Luckily, he took me up on and my offer.'Our Hart' is the continuation of the fictionalized account of the real person, Robert Hart. In 'My Splendid Concubine' he was an interpreter for the British Consulate in China. He fell in love with two concubines, Ayaou and her younger sister Shao-mei. At the end of the book, Sha [...]

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