First journey—tong-ch’uan-fu to the capital.
Chapter XIII. Departure
for Burma. DISCOMFORTS of travel
chapter XIV. YUeN-nan-fu, the capital
Second journey—YUeN-nan-fu to tali-fu (via ch’u-hsiong-fu).
Chapter XV. Does
China want the foreigner?
Chapter XVI. Lu-feng-hsien. Mountainous country. Chinese
chapter XVII. Kwang-tung-hsien to SHACHIAO-ka
chapter XVIII. Storm in the mountains. At Hungay
chapter XIX. The reform movement in YUeN-nan. Arrival at
Third journey—tali-fu to the Mekong valley.
Chapter XX. Hardest
part of the journey.Hwan-lien-p’u
chapter XXI. The mountains of YUeN-nan. Shayung. Opium
Fourth journey—the Mekong valley to Tengyueh.
Chapter XXII. The
chapter XXIII. Through the Salwen valley to Tengyueh
chapter XXIV. The li-su tribe of the Salwen valley
Fifth journey—Tengyueh (Momien) to Bhamo in upper Burma.
Chapter XXV. Shans
chapter XXVI. End of long journey. Arrival in Burma
To travel in China is easy. To walk across China, over roads acknowledgedly worse than are met with in any civilized country in the two hemispheres, and having accommodation unequalled for crudeness and insanitation, is not easy. In deciding to travel in China, I determined to cross overland from the head of the Yangtze Gorges to British Burma on foot; and, although the strain nearly cost me my life, no conveyance was used in any part of my journey other than at two points described in the course of the narrative. For several days during my travels I lay at the point of death. The arduousness of constant mountaineering—for such is ordinary travel in most parts of Western China—laid