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Williams, S. Wells (Samuel Wells) 1812-1884

Overview
Works: 193 works in 764 publications in 5 languages and 5,775 library holdings
Genres: History  Dictionaries  Commercial treaties  Juvenile works  Fiction  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Illustrator, Engraver
Classifications: DS709, 915.1
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The Middle Kingdom; a survey of the geography, government, literature, social life, arts, and history of the Chinese empire and its inhabitants by S. Wells Williams( Book )

209 editions published between 1848 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic survey (in its much revised edition of 1883) of the geography, government, literature, social life, arts and history of the Chinese Empire and its inhabitants remains a valuable source of reference to scholars of the nineteenth century
A Chinese commercial guide : consisting of a collection of details and regulations respecting foreign trade with China by John Robert Morrison( )

28 editions published between 1844 and 2015 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chinese immigration : a paper read before the Social Science Association at Saratoga, September 10, 1879 by S. Wells Williams( Book )

12 editions published between 1879 and 1997 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of China; being the historical chapters from "The Middle kingdom" by S. Wells Williams( Book )

28 editions published between 1897 and 1997 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journal of the Perry expedition to Japan (1853-1854) by S. Wells Williams( Book )

25 editions published between 1910 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A syllabic dictionary of the Chinese language; arranged according to the Wu-Fang Yuen Yin, with the pronunciation of the characters as heard in Peking, Canton, Amoy, and Shanghai by S. Wells Williams( Book )

25 editions published between 1874 and 1988 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese commercial guide : containing treaties, tariffs, regulations, tables, etc., useful in the trade to China & eastern Asia : with an appendix of sailing directions for those seas and coasts by S. Wells Williams( Book )

26 editions published between 1863 and 1973 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inquisitive Jack and his Aunt Mary by Samuel G Goodrich( )

9 editions published between 1847 and 1866 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories of factual information in a fictional framework
A syllabic dictionary of the Chinese language arranged according to the Wu-fang yüan yin by S. Wells Williams( Book )

17 editions published between 1909 and 1973 in English and Chinese and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of the world's worship by Frank S Dobbins( Book )

4 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tonic dictionary of the Chinese language in the Canton dialect by S. Wells Williams( Book )

13 editions published between 1856 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easy lessons in Chinese: or progressive exercises to facilitate the study of that language, especially adapted to the Canton dialect by S. Wells Williams( Book )

10 editions published between 1842 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A syllabic dictionary of the Chinese language by S. Wells Williams( Book )

6 editions published between 1874 and 2001 in English and Japanese and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our relations with the Chinese empire by S. Wells Williams( )

3 editions published in 1877 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Reich der Mitte : Eine Übersicht der Geographie, Regierung, Erziehung, des socialen Lebens, der Künste, Religion etc. des Chinesischen Reichs und seiner Bewohner by S. Wells Williams( Book )

24 editions published between 1848 and 2012 in German and English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Williams lived in China for twelve years. When he returned to the United States he found an "unexpected degree of interest" in China as well as the common belief that the Chinese were an "uncivilized people." Williams went out on the lecture circuit, addressing those topics about which he was most frequently asked; these lectures became the basis for his book, a book which was "intended to correct or enlarge the views" of his fellow Westerners. The general topics listed in the title encompass many subtopics such as the structure of the Chinese language, dialects, the best ways of studying the language, ethics and philosophy, punishments and torture, censuses, agriculture, female education, natural history, and literature in the form of novels, poetry, drama and proverbs. Of this last, here is an example: A gem is not polished by rubbing, nor is a man perfected without trials. The Middle Kingdom is an eminently readable and informative work on China in the 19th Century
Gods and devils of mankind by Frank S Dobbins( Book )

4 editions published in 1897 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ying Hwá Yun-fú Lih-kiái. An English and Chinese vocabulary in the court dialect by S. Wells Williams( Book )

12 editions published in 1844 in English and Chinese and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhongguo zong lun = The middle Kindom [sic] by S. Wells Williams( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in Chinese and English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A syllabic dictionary of the Chinese language
Alternative Names
Samuel Wells Williams Amerikaans lexicograaf (1812-1884)

Samuel Wells Williams missionario, linguista e orientalista statunitense

Uiruremu

Wei, Sanwei 1812-1884

Wells Williams, S. 1812-1884

Wells Williams, Samuel 1812-1884

Williams, S. Wells

Williams, Samuel W. 1812-1884

Williams, Samuel Wells

Williams, Samuel Wells 1812-1884

Уильямс, Сэмюэл Уэллс

ساموئل ولز ویلیامز

صموئيل وليامز

ウィリアムズ, サミュエル・ウェルズ

ウィルレム

サミュエル・ウェルズ・ウィリアムズ 19世紀中ごろのアメリカ合衆国出身の言語学者・外交官・宣教師・中国学者

卫, 三畏

卫三畏

慕維廉

斯維爾士, 維廉士

斯維爾士維廉士

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A tonic dictionary of the Chinese language in the Canton dialectA syllabic dictionary of the Chinese language