James George Scott (Shwe Yoe) was born in Dairsie, Scotland on December 25, 1851. He worked for the Evening Standard, the London Daily News, and the Saint James Gazette, among other publications.
The Evening Standard newspaper dispatched him to Tongking (now North of Vietnam) in 1884 to gather information for the Tonkin campaign. Following this trip, he wrote France and Tongking: A Narrative of the Campaign of 1884 and the Occupation of Further India which was published in 1885 by T. Fisher Unwin publishing house.
In this book, he recounts the events that took place at Tongking, from his expeditions to hunt gold through the bloody fights between the Tongking troops and French Colonial Army. He also went into great depth on the leader Liu Jung-Fu of Black Flag troop. In TongKing, all of the battles Hanoi, Son-Tay, Hanoi, Bac-Ninh, Nam-Dinh, Hung-Hoa, Quang-Yen, Thai-Nguyen, Lang-Son and Hué took place throughout the provinces. James Scott wrote conflicts that were vivid and true to life.
Read the Tongking’s history again with James Scott’ open mind and objectivity.