S1E05-More of Robert Fortune’s Wanderings and a Visit to the Tea Country

In this episode we’re going to finish off with some excerpts from Fortune’s first book. This first effort by RF, “Wanderings Through the Northern Provinces of China” garnered him a lot of shine and attention. About midway into this episode we’ll dust off RF’s second book and begin exploring his adventures from trip number two.  This trip, his second, made in the employ of the British East India Company is really the one that Fortune is most famous for.  Over the next episodes you can decide for yourself.  Did Fortune’s mission constitute industrial espionage or not?  However you look at it, Fortune’s second trip was filled with lots of great narrative describing mid to late 1840’s China south of the Yangzi River.

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