http://www.iias.asia/sites/default/files/IIAS_NL51_14.pdf in 2003 a diary from this trip along with selected letters Rock sent to America were published by Hartmut Walravens in his book, Joseph Franz Rock. Expedition zum Amnye Machhen in Südwest-China im Jahre 1926. (Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden).
‘I have learned this lesson that missionary business cannot be carried out in conjunction with a scientific expedition. (...) While he [Simpson] is kind and good hearted and willing in many ways, firmness is absolutely lacking in him; its place is taken by too much brotherly love and sweet words while these ruffians here look upon such conduct as becoming to a silly woman and not to a man’ (p.106).
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2. The story according to Robert Carlson of Wheaton, il. iowe my thanks to Ray Smith for providing me with it. Another version of the Rock-Simpson cooperation holds that Rock sent his interpreter back to labrang after only ve days of travelling together (Sutton 1974: 135).
References GJ. 1923. ‘Brigadier-General George Pereira’s Journey to lhasa’, The Geographical Journal, 61: 2, pp. 124-130. Rock, J. F. 1930. ‘Seeking the Mountains of Mystery. An Expedition on the China-Tibet Frontier to the Unexplored Amnyi Machen Range, One of Whose Peaks Rival Everest’, National Geographic Magazine 57: 2, pp. 131-185. Rock, J. F. 1956. The Amnye Ma-chhen Range and Adjacent Regions. A Monographic Study. Roma: is M.E.O. Sutton, Stephanne B. 1974. In China’s Border Provinces. The Turbulent Career of Joseph Rock, Botanist-Explorer. New York: Hastings House. Walravens, Hartmur. 2003. Joseph Franz Rock. Expedition zum Amnye Machhen in Südwest-China im Jahre 1926. Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden.
喇嘛、国王和 The catalog of an exhibition at the China House Gallery in New York City, 1992, this vastly important and spectacularly beautiful (126 b&w photographs) volume records Rock's cultural exploration of the border regions between 1922 and 1949.