The Righteous Elephants

The Righteous Elephants

Donjina by David Porter Ph.D. Candidate, Harvard University The author of the story that follows was a Daur man originally from Qiqihar named Donjina. Donjina lived from sometime around 1860 until sometime after the fall of the Qing, as is demonstrated by his mention of the events of 1911 in the preface to the collection of stories from which the following work is taken. Though born in the northeast of the Qing empire, as a young man Donjina was sent to Xinjiang to participate in the suppression of the rebellion of Yakub Beg. Following the end...

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