Myself a Mandarin: Memoirs of a Special Magistrate Coates, Austin

Myself a Mandarin: Memoirs of a Special Magistrate

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Unexpectedly appointed magistrate in a country district in Hong Kong, the author found himself plunged into a Chinese world about which he knew next to nothing and had to learn as fast as possible. This he does, taking the reader with him through the errors, puzzles, and bafflements of sixteen court cases which came into his court.

Whether he is dealing with cows, watercress beds, squatters, dragons, quarrelling wives, or a Buddhist abbot, the author brings his reader into each case as if the reader were the actual judge, and at a given moment the solution comes to the reader as it came to the magistrate.

Austin Coates has lived the greater part of his life in the East, since war service brought him to India in 1944. Born in London in 1922, son of the composer Eric Coates, he combined the early part of his writing career with work as a colonial administrator, diplomat, and adviser on Chinese affairs. He left government service in 1962 and has since resided mainly in Hong Kong.

PRODUCT DETAILS :
ISBN : 9780195841992
BY (AUTHOR) Coates, Austin
PUBLISHER : Oxford University Press (China) Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : January 28, 1988
COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : China IMPRINT : Oxford University Press (China) Ltd
LANGUAGE : English AGE : General
PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback
DIMENSION : 197 mm x 129 mm
WEIGHT : 284 g
SERIES : Oxford in Asia Paperbacks

PRODUCT CATEGORY :
Biography, Literature & Literary studies
Law

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DESCRIPTION : Unexpectedly appointed magistrate in a country district in Hong Kong, the author found himself plunged into a Chinese world about which he knew next to nothing and had to learn as fast as possible. This he does, taking the reader with him through the errors, puzzles, and bafflements of sixteen court cases which came into his court.Whether he is dealing with cows, watercress beds, squatters, dragons, quarrelling wives, or a Buddhist abbot, the author brings his reader into each case as if the reader were the actual judge, and at a given moment the solution comes to the reader as it came to the magistrate.Austin Coates has lived the greater part of his life in the East, since war service brought him to India in 1944. Born in London in 1922, son of the composer Eric Coates, he combined the early part of his writing career with work as a colonial administrator, diplomat, and adviser on Chinese affairs. He left government service in 1962 and has since resided mainly in Hong Kong. PRODUCT DETAILS : ISBN : 9780195841992 BY (AUTHOR) Coates, Austin PUBLISHER : Oxford University Press (China) Ltd PUBLICATION DATE : January 28, 1988 COUNTRY OF PUBLICATION : China IMPRINT : Oxford University Press (China) Ltd LANGUAGE : English AGE : General PRODUCT FORM : Paperback / softback DIMENSION : 197 mm x 129 mm WEIGHT : 284 g SERIES : Oxford in Asia Paperbacks PRODUCT CATEGORY : Biography, Literature & Literary studies Law * This is a fixed price item. Promo codes, coupons, special online offers and promotions, VIP or member's discount cannot be used in conjunction with this item.