Sutton: In China's Border Provinces: The Turbulent Career of Joseph Rock, Botanist Explorer - The Turbulent Career of Joseph Rock, Botanist Explorer

A well-written biography suffering from the author not being able to travel into China for first-hand research.

Hastings House

1974, ISBN 0803833962

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Joseph Rock

Of all the westerner who made it to Yunnan, Joseph Francis Rock was undoubtedly one of the most eccentric. A self-educated botanist and anthropologist, a recluse, a photographic pioneer, a lousy geographer and even worse writer: National Geographic's 'our man in China' left us with a string of (heavily staff-edited) NG articles and a few (almost unreadable) books. Here is our list.
Camman: [Untitled: Review of J. F. Rock's Ancient Na-khi Kingdom of Southwest China]
Jackson: Tibetan Bön Rites in China
Rock: Ancient Na-khi Kingdom of Southwest China
Rock: Banishing the Devil of Disease Among the Nashi
Rock: Land of the Yellow Lama
Rock: Through the Great River Trenches of Asia
Rock: Na-khi Naga Cult and Related Ceremonies
Rock: Zhi-Ma Funeral Ceremony of the Na-khi of Southwest China: Described and Translated from Na-khi Manuscripts
Rock: Ancient Na-khi Kingdom of Southwest China
Sutton: In China's Border Provinces