William L. Gibson

William L. Gibson is an author, researcher, and sound artist based in Southeast Asia. His novel Singapore Red, the final book in a trilogy of hard-boiled crime novels set in 1890s Malaya, was published in January 2017 by Monsoon Books. In the Land of Pagodas, a scholarly translation with Paul Bruthiaux of Alfred Raquez's book of travels through China in 1899, was published in February 2017 by NIAS Press. William lectures at Sampoerna University in Jakarta. Learn more at www.williamlgibson.com

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Alfred Raquez’s Trip to Batavia

“Alfred Raquez” is the pseudonym of Joseph Gervais, a bankrupt French lawyer who fled to the Far East in the late 1890s. He wrote prolifically about China and...