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Public Success, Private SorrowThe Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator$
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Isidore Cyril Cannon

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099616

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.001.0001

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Career Advancement; Family Concerns

Career Advancement; Family Concerns

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(p.91) 9 Career Advancement; Family Concerns
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Public Success, Private Sorrow
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Isidore Cyril Cannon

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789622099616.003.0009

In spite of the fact that Swatow was relatively isolated from the centre of Customs activity, Brewitt-Taylor's (B-T) family was relieved to travel there after all the disturbances they had experienced in Peking. His first appointment at the commissioner level required him to serve as Acting Commissioner. Although the city had initially been known to have been dangerous, provincial authorities had made the area safe. The office hours at the Customs were relaxed, and the Customs also housed a good library and club. Within their communities, the consul and the Customs commissioner had important roles. This chapter illustrates how B-T's career allowed him greater opportunities, and how, in contrast, it brought about several different issues within the family.

Keywords:   Swatow, career, Acting Commissioner, consul, family issues

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