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From H. P. Lee   17 January 18731

[Mr H. P. Lee (letter Jan. 17, 1873) describes a lateral shake of the index finger or of the whole hand as a common sign of negation in Japan.]

[Mr H. P. Lee (letter Jan. 17, 1873) has observed that the intelligent Chinese brought up from boyhood as servants of Europeans blush readily and profusely, e.g. on being bantered by their masters on their personal appearance.]

Footnotes

The date is given in the printed source for this letter, the second edition of Expression, which was edited by Francis Darwin and published after CD’s death.

Bibliography

Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.

Summary

Describes shaken index finger in Japan and blushing among Chinese servants.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8739F
From
Henry Pincke Lee
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Source of text
Expression 2d ed., pp. 291 n. 40, 335 n. 13

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8739F,” accessed on 26 October 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/?docId=letters/DCP-LETT-8739F.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 21

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