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

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

by Karl Friedrich August G?tzlaff

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A Sketch of Chinese History, Ancient and Modern: Comprising a Retrospect of the Foreign Intercourse and Trade with China by Karl Friedrich August G?tzlaff

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 2 traces events since the beginning of the Qing dynasty in 1644. Gützlaff then discusses Christianity's introduction and other foreign influence, chiefly the commercial activities of European powers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781108079471
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/22/2015
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - East and South-East Asian History Series
Pages: 482
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.07(d)

Table of Contents

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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