An English boy in Chinese Turkestan

I just received a hard copy of this paper and am putting it up a PDF so it is more accessible. The paper is about the young English boy who travelled with Tachibana Zuicho to Western China in 1910 on an archaeological expedition, and who appears in Peter Hopkirk’s book Foreign Devils on the Silk Road as “A. O. Hobbs.” Although almost nothing was known about him, I managed to dig up some additional information, including his family background and some forgotten details about the expeditions.

Here is the bibliographic information:

Imre Galambos. “An English boy in Chinese Turkestan: The story of Orlando Hobbs”. Studia Orientalia Slovaca 10/1 (2011), pp. 81-98.

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