Napier: Barbarian Eye: Lord Napier in China, 1834. Hardback

  • Barbarian Eye. Lord Napier in China, 1834. The Prelude to Hong Kong. Cloth
  • Priscilla Napier
  • 246 pages, 8 illustrations, appendix, epilogue, bibliography and index. 1995.
Tells the story of William John Napier, 9th Lord Napier of Merchiston, who was sent to China in 1834 to seek a settlement of the British sea-traders and the Cantonese authorities. That he failed was due in no small part to the ignorance in Europe of the Chinese and their system of government.