Rhythms and Rhymes in Chinese Climes:
A Lecture on Chinese Poetry and Poets. Hong Kong Kelly & Walsh 1907
First edition pp.[vi], 45. A very good copy in original printed wrappers.
John Dyer Ball, 1847-1919, was born in Guangzhou to missionary parents. He arrived in Hong Kong in 1870 and was appointed Assistant Interpreter to the High Court eight years later. He rose to become Chief Interpreter, and eventually Registrar General, Protector of Chinese. He published many books on Hakka, Cantonese, and writing Chinese. This lecture contains a number of his own translations of Chinese poetry.