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Journal of Three Voyages along the Coast of China, in 1831, 1832 and 1833
With Notices of Siam, Corea, and the Loo-Choo Islands

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

  • Date Published: April 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108079419

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  • 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 a translation of 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. The present work, featuring an introductory chapter by fellow missionary William Ellis on Chinese attitudes to foreign influence, was first published in 1834. Gützlaff had left Siam in 1831 in a Chinese junk trading along the coast of China. The next year, as an interpreter aboard an East India Company vessel, he also visited Korea and Okinawa. The third voyage recounted here describes the places and peoples encountered from Canton to Manchuria. Also reissued in this series are Gützlaff's Sketch of Chinese History (1834) and China Opened (1838).

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    • Date Published: April 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108079419
    • length: 562 pages
    • dimensions: 215 x 140 x 32 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 1 map
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Brief notice of China and Siam
    Introduction
    Part I. Journal of the First Voyage:
    1. Missionary labours in Siam
    2. Departure from Bankok
    3. Teen-tsin
    Part II. Journal of the Second Voyage:
    1. Objects of the expedition
    2. Amoy
    3. Formosa
    4. Fishermen
    5. The Yang-tsze-keang river
    6. Corea
    7. Loo-choo
    Religions of China
    Christianity in China
    Part III. Journal of the Third Voyage.

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    Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff

    Introduction by

    William Ellis

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