China Opened 2 Volume Set: Or, a Display of the Topography, History, Customs, Manners, Arts, Manufactures, Commerce, Literature, Religion, Jurisprudence, etc. of the Chinese Empire - Cambridge Library Collection - East and South-East Asian HistoryKarl Friedrich August Gutzlaff (author), Andrew Reed (editor)
Multiple copy pack 1116 Pages / Published: 19/03/2015
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Remarkable yet controversial, the Prussian-born Protestant missionary Karl Friedrich August Gutzlaff (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 Gutzlaff 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 1 addresses geography, topography, history, language and culture. Volume 2 addresses arts, sciences, religion and government.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 1116
Weight: 1400 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 71 mm
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