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Tour: In the Footsteps of John Thompson in China / 10-25 April 2021

John Baines Tours is promoting a tour following in the footsteps of John Thompson who explored China in the 1860s. It takes in Canton (Guanzhou) and goes up the coast to Beijing. It visits the places he visited and seeks out the sights he photographed that remain to this day. You will travel through the streets of Shanghai and Beijing with local historic societies, learning about the society and history of Beijing and Shanghai in the period that Thompson was there.

This tour is lead by the accomplished photographic historian, Deborah Ireland, who has lectured widely on Thompson and written about Isabella Bird's travels in China.

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