paulfrenchPaul French
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Paul French, one of our specialists in recent Chinese history, recalled historical comparisons made by important Western visitors to China in his weblog. Is started with the American comedian Will Rogers comparing the countryside around Harbin with Nebraska.
A few others:

In the 1870s Jules Verne compared Hong Kong to a town in Kent or Surrey

In 1933 Peter Fleming toured China and compared Chengde to Windsor

He then compared Peking with Oxford for some reason!

More at his weblog.

Paul French is one of the leading speakers at the China Speakers Bureau. When you are interested in having him at your conference, panel or board meeting, do get in touch.

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