The Badlands



The Badlands The Badlands, A Warren Of Narrow Hutongs In The Eastern District Of Pre Communist Peking, Had Its Heyday In The 1930s Home To The City S Drifters, Misfits And The Odd Bohemian, It Was A Place Of Opium Dens, Divebars, Brothels, Flophouses And Cabarets, And Was Infamous For Its Ability To Satisfy Every Human Desire From The Exotically Entertaining To The Criminally Depraved.These Vignettes Of Eight Non Chinese Residents Of The Precinct White Russians, Americans And Europeans Bring The Badlands Vividly Back To Life, Providing A Short But Potent Account Of A Place And A Way Of Life Until Now Largely Forgotten, But Here Rendered Unforgettable.

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  • ebook
  • The Badlands
  • Paul French
  • English
  • 13 May 2018
  • 1742538355

10 thoughts on “The Badlands

  1. Steve says:

    Interesting only if you ve read the author s Midnight in Peking and want to read material on the notorious Badlands area of 1920 s and 1930 s Beijing that serves as the setting of Midnight in Peking It s a quick, inexpensive read it s like a series of magazine articles about various characters from the Badlands The characters outlined in The Badlands are quirky, depraved and sad, and while the author does a nice job writing up what he has there isn t enough remaining historical informat Interesting only if you ve read the author s Midnight in Peking and want to read material on the notorious Badlands area of 1920 s and 1930 s Beijing that serves as the setting of Midnight in Peking It s a quick, inexpensive read i...

  2. Tocotin says:

    Eh no This is so not good I hoped for waythan that I should have listened to other reviewers It s just a loosely assembled collection of sketches about the inhabitants of the Badlands who appear in Midnight in Peking and are mind of European American extraction Almost no new information or interesting detail, maybe apart from the two chapters are they even chapters about Marie and Peggy, and the two madams But the flair is gone, the atmosphere is gone, the compassion is al...

  3. Elliott Petty says:

    Stick with Midnight in Peking This ebook was clearly cobbled from material he couldn t fit in his book Like any meal, clothing, etc made solely from leftovers, it s subpar The subject is also quite dark, and unlike Midnight in Peki...

  4. Pip Jennings says:

    I was a bit disappointed with this was left feeling a bit unsatisfied I realise that the information about the characters was very scarce, but it just didn t quite fulfill the expectations I really enjoyed his Midnight in Peking and probably expected too much.

  5. Amy Young says:

    More information on the Badlands of Beijing or as Paul calls it in his lovely British accent The seedy underbelly of Peking of the 1930 s Interesting to read glad I didn t live there then And I m sorry to hear that much of that area is going to be destroyed soon.

  6. Jay says:

    Sometimes in popular culture a story is told in which the background characters threaten to overshadow the main story itself The best example I can think of is the film Casablanca, in which the varied refugees, travelers, criminals and other supporting cast each have their own fascinating personal tales, which may be hinted at but never told.Such was the case when I recently read Paul French s Midnight in Peking, about the brutal murder of a young Englishwoman in Peking in 1937, on the eve of t Sometimes in popular culture a story is told in which the background characters threaten to overshadow the main story itself The best example I can think of is the film Casablanca, in which the varied refugees, travelers, criminals and other supporting cast each have their own fascinating personal tales, which may be hinted at but never told.Such was the case when I recently read Paul French s Midnight in Peking, about the brutal murder of a young Englishwoman in Peking in 1937, on the eve of the Japanese occupation Living as she did in the respectable Legation quarter, hard by the seedier an...

  7. Kathleen says:

    Okay okay okay anyone remember when I read Midnight in Peking Anyone Okay, if you don t, Midnight in Peking is about the murder of Pamela Warner in Peking, China now Beijing in the last days before the Japanese invaded China in World War II There is a side person named Shura, an intersex crime boss who presented as a man or a woman apparently depending on how they felt that particular day, and was generally SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME I CAN T EVEN So I was talking in the review about how I wante Okay okay okay anyone remember when I read Midnight in Peking Anyone Okay, if you don t, Midnight in Peking is about the murder of Pamela Warner in Peking, China now Beijing in the last days before the Japanese invaded China in World War II There is a side person named Shura, an intersex crime boss who presented as a man or a woman apparently depending on how they felt that particular day, and was generally SO INCREDIBLY AWESOME I CAN T EVEN So I was talking in the review about how I wanted a book about Shura.This is a book about Shura.Well, it s not solely about Shura It s about a bunch of people mentioned in Midnight in Peking, from a couple of prostitutes named Marie and Peggy to some really evil people to SHURA MY HEART CALL ME French has done a really admirable amount of research on people who would be very difficult to find, and I want to commend him for that Some of the people profiled are not nice at all, but he never condones...

  8. Jane says:

    If you couldn t get over how good Midnight In Peking was, this is for you.A series of character sketches, background research, really, of some of theelusive figures that populated the worst neighborhood in the city Pimps,drug dealers, madams these are not nice people, but their stories...

  9. J says:

    tore through it in an afternoon sure it was kind of captivating, but mostly i wanted to be done with it so much of the content was so irredeemably vile that i felt like throwing the book away or, at times, setting it on fi...

  10. Anna Bosman says:

    A black and white picture of a world that s gone for good White Russians play the biggest and the saddest role in this small documentary Somehow, I feel that preserving all the little glimpses is important May they all rest in peace.

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