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A Sketch of Chinese History, Ancient and Modern

A Sketch of Chinese History, Ancient and Modern
Comprising a Retrospect of the Foreign Intercourse and Trade with China
2 Volume Set

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

  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108079488

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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. He also worked for the East India Company, notably serving as an interpreter during negotiations for the Treaty of Nanking. Also reissued in this series are his Journal of Three Voyages along the Coast of China (1834) and China Opened (1838). The present work, published in two volumes in 1834, aimed to diminish Anglophone ignorance of China's vast history. Volume 1 traces Chinese history from mythological times to the end of the Ming dynasty in 1644. Volume 2 covers the Qing dynasty and closes by considering foreign influence.

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    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108079488
    • length: 934 pages
    • dimensions: 224 x 142 x 66 mm
    • weight: 1.18kg
    • contains: 1 map
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Advertisement
    1. Geographical remarks
    2. Government and laws
    3. Character, usages, industry, language, sciences, religion
    4. Chronology
    5. Mythological era
    6. Hea dynasty
    7. Shang dynasty
    8. Chow dynasty
    9. Tsin dynasty
    10. Han dynasty
    11. Middle ages
    12. Sung dynasty
    13. Tse dynasty
    14. Tang dynasty
    15. The Woo-tae
    16. Modern history. Volume 2:
    17. Modern history (cont.)
    18. Conclusion
    19. Propagation of the gospel in China
    20. Foreign intercourse with China
    21. Emporiums
    22. Emporiums (cont.)
    23. Emporiums (cont.)
    24. Emporiums (cont.)
    Appendices 1-11.

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    Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff

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