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Sunday, September 19, 2010


From the China Mail, December 11th, 1917


Richard Muirhead said...

I was planning to compile a kind of Encyclopaedia Sinica of Chinese stories rather like Richard`s Yokai Encyclopaedia, tho` I have not read it yet.There is a huge amount of Chinese stuff out there and I now hopefully have a kind Chinese gentleman I have just met who is trying to find a Chinese person in Beijing,Guangzhou(Canton)or Hong Kong who will look up Chinese data for Jon and I.If you consider the huge amount of stuff we`ve found on Hong Kong alone,we must just be scraping the surface!

Richard Muirhead said...

I have sice found some interesting information in old Hong Kong newspapers on giant centipedes which should appear on Monday Sept 20th

Richard Muirhead said...

I have recently found some interesting information on Hong Kong giant centipedes.