Lewis Charles Arlington (1859-1942)
Government official, born October 2, 1859 in San Francisco. Arlington went to sea as a boy. He came to Tientsin, China in 1879; served in the Chinese Navy from 1879 to 1885; from 1886 to 1905 in the Imperial Chinese maritime Customs in Shanghai, Chinkiang, Foochow, Swatow, Canton, Kowloon and Soochow; and from 1906 to 1929 in the Chinese Postal Service in Tientsin, Nanking, Changsha and Canton. He served in the Directorate General of Posts in Peking from 1919 until 1926. He retired in 1929. He wrote Through the Dragon’s eyes: fifty years’ experiences of a foreigner in the Chinese Government Service (New York 1931).
The mystic art of pulse feeling in China. Arlington LC. China Journal of Science and Arts. 1924;2(5):400-11.