The Middle Kingdom A Survey of the Geography, Government, Literature, Social Life, Arts and History of the Chinese Empire and it's Inhabitants

By: Williams, S. Wells

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B&W and Color Illustrations; Two Volume Set. The volumes are in Very Good- condition and both lack dust jackets. The book covers have edge wear, bumping, rubbing and fraying to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. All illustrations are included and in clean, bright condition. The map inserted at the rear of the second volume is complete and in clean, bright condition. "In 1855, Williams was appointed Secretary of the United States Legation to China. During his stay in China, he wrote A Tonic Dictionary Of The Chinese Language In The Canton Dialect (in 1856. After years of opposition from the Chinese government, Williams was instrumental in the negotiation of the Treaty of Tientsin, which provided for the toleration of both Chinese and foreign Christians. In 1860, he was appointed chargé d'affaires for the United States in Beijing. He resigned his position on October 25, 1876, 43 years to the day that he first landed at Guangzhou in 1833. Around 1875, he completed a translation of the Book of Genesis and the Gospel of Matthew into Japanese, but the manuscripts were lost in a fire before they could be published. He returned to the United States in 1877 and became the first Professor of Chinese language and literature in the United States at Yale University. Williams was nominated as president of the American Bible Society on February 3, 1881. He died on February 16, 1884." (from Wikipedia)

Title: The Middle Kingdom A Survey of the Geography, Government, Literature, Social Life, Arts and History of the Chinese Empire and it's Inhabitants

Author Name: Williams, S. Wells

Categories: China,

Edition: Revised Edition

Publisher: New York, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1883

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good-

Seller ID: A39910

Keywords: China S. Wells Williams History Of China World History United States In China China,