Cornhill Magazine,  1 (1860), 537–48.

Campaigning in China

[Laurence Oliphant]


Essay, News-Commentary, Travelogue


Telegraphy, Imperialism, Error

    Advises that if 'telegraphic communication' within China be 'deemed a desirable object' it is imperative that 'batteries be sent out as well as wire'. When a 'similar attempt was made in China, it was not until the after the wire was laid down [...] that the discovery was made that the most essential item had been forgotten' (538).

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