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China Opened
Or, a Display of the Topography, History, Customs, Manners, Arts, Manufactures, Commerce, Literature, Religion, Jurisprudence, etc. of the Chinese Empire

Volume 2

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - East and South-East Asian History

  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108079440

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  • Remarkable yet controversial, the Prussian-born Protestant missionary Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff (1803–51) sought to spread Christianity in the Far East. A gifted linguist, he sailed to Siam and worked on translating the Bible into Thai. The British missionary Robert Morrison had fired his interest in China, and Gützlaff later focused his evangelising efforts there, learning several dialects and distributing translated literature. Furthermore, he served as an interpreter for the East India Company. Also reissued in this series are his Journal of Three Voyages along the Coast of China (1834) and A Sketch of Chinese History (1834). Edited down into two substantial volumes by the Congregational minister Andrew Reed (1787–1862), the present work was published in 1838. It aimed to generate support for the missionary cause by giving Anglophone readers deeper insight into an unfamiliar civilisation. Volume 2 addresses arts and sciences, religion, and government at all levels.

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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108079440
    • length: 582 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 33 mm
    • weight: 0.73kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    14. Chinese industry: arts and sciences
    15. Religion
    16. General remarks on the Chinese government
    17. The emperor and his court
    18. Nobility
    19. The tribunals and courts of the capital
    20. Board of offices
    21. Board of revenue
    22. Board of rites
    23. Military board
    24. Board of punishment
    25. Board of public works
    26. Provincial government
    27. Colonial government: office of foreign affairs.

  • Author

    Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff

    Editor

    Andrew Reed

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