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Miscellaneous Notices Relating to China, and our Commercial Intercourse with that Country, including a Few Translations from the Chinese Language ... - East and South-East Asian History)

Miscellaneous Notices Relating to China, and our Commercial Intercourse with that Country, including a Few Translations from the Chinese Language ... - East and South-East Asian History)

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George Thomas Staunton
Cambridge University Press, 7/12/2012
EAN 9781108045810, ISBN10: 1108045812

Paperback, 404 pages, 21.6 x 14 x 2.3 cm
Language: English

The sinologist George Thomas Staunton (1781–1859) learned Chinese as a child and accompanied his father on a trip to China in 1792 where, though the Ambassador's page, he was the only member of the delegation who could speak to the Emperor in Chinese. A career in the East India Company's Canton factory followed, and he translated many texts between Chinese and English. Upon his return to Britain in 1817, he spent many years as a Tory MP and often spoke about China and its trade with Britain. He also continued to write about these issues, and this collection of translations and essays, published in 1822, reflects Staunton's varied interests - ranging from a translation of the Chinese history, Tung-wha-loo to his own writings on the Company's trade disputes with the Emperor - making this work a unique and valuable source of information on British cultural, economic, and diplomatic relations with China in the early nineteenth-century.

Preface
Literary Notices
1. Translation of a portion of the Emperor Yong-tching's Book of Sacred Instructions
2. Notice of a popular game among the Chinese, called Tsoey-moey
3. Notice of and extract from a Chinese work called Tong-wha-loo
4. Note on the Chinese language and poetry
5. Notices of Chinese books
6. Note relative to certain rites and ceremonies of the Chinese
7. Note relative to the Catholic missions in China
8. Translation of Chinese account of the settlement of Macao
9. Translation of a Chinese dispatch, sent to Russia, 21st Jan. 1890
10. Table of contents of a Chinese and Mantchoo-Tartar dictionary
11. Note on the Pleasing History, a translation of a Chinese novel
12. Note on the Chinese language and character
13. Notices of Chinese books
14. Note upon Renaudot's Ancient Account of India and China
15. Note upon Amiot's translation of Kien-long's Praise of Mougden, a poem
16. Note on the Chinese court ceremony of the Ko-tou
Commercial Notices
17. Considerations on the China Trade, with notes
18. Additional considerations on the China trade
19. Note on the British factory in China, and the late Embassy
20. Note on the suspension of the trade of the East-India Company at Canton, in 1807
21. Note on the general suspension of the British trade in China, and particularly on the suspension of that part of it called the Country Trade, in 1814
22. Extract of a letter upon the propositions entertained relative to the China Trade, in 1819
23. Note on the propositions that have been made for the admission of private British merchants to a participation in the carrying trade between the Port of Canton and the continents of Europe and America
24. Particulars of the state of the China trade, foreign as well as British, previous to the wars of the French Revolution.