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Decadence mandchoue nearly 70 years, the original manuscript of the memoirs of Sir Edmund Trelawny Backhouse, British baronet, polyglot and libertine, sat unpublished — first in the hands of Reinhard Hoeppli, the Swiss physician who commissioned them, and then with British historian and Backhouse biographer Hugh Trevor-Roper, who eventually left them to the Bodleian Library at Oxford.

Barrett, professor of East Asian history, University of London “Though Backhouse’s credibility must certainly be challenged, does this mean that we discard all of Decadence Mandchoue automatically?

Though mancdhoue planning to have them published, Trevor-Roper found the material distasteful, and on investigating Decadence mandchoue further found him to be a habitual liar and a fraud.

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