Paperback. Pub Date :2012-08-01 Pages: 218 Language: English Publisher: Penguin Classics A foreign bachelor living in Pekings Chinese quarter finds himself guardian to the young daughter of an Italian railway worker Through his stewardship. he catches a glimpse of. an entirely different side of life. As Kuniang grows up. his feelings for her change. and he must compete with a motley cast of characters for her attentions. These include a shadowy former mistress of Rasputin. a flamboyant American fashion designer. and an English millionaire. But when Kuniang unwittingly falls under a form of Eastern hypnosis. a terrifying vision threatens their prospects.Set against the mysterious and turbulent backdrop of Peking with its disparate inhabitants in the early twentieth century. The Maker of Heavenly Trousers is a charming. and at times tragic. story of love and family.