The Last Tutor

Reginald Johnston was the only Scot to work in the Forbidden City.

Born in Edinburgh in 1874, he was an explorer, a writer and tutor to the last Emperor of China.

Author Chris Dolan unravels his fascinating life through an exploration of very rare and personal letters which illuminate Johnston's many remarkable achievements, including his appointment as a Mandarin of the highest rank and his Professorship of Chinese at the University of London.

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Reginald Johnston was the only Scot to work in the Forbidden City.

Born in Edinburgh in 1874, he was an explorer, a writer and tutor to the last Emperor of China.

Author Chris Dolan unravels his fascinating life through an exploration of very rare and personal letters which illuminate Johnston's many remarkable achievements, including his appointment as a Mandarin of the highest rank and his Professorship of Chinese at the University of London.