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Barbarians and mandarins; thirteen centuries of Western travelers in China.

Author: Nigel Cameron
Publisher: New York, Walker/Weatherhill [1970]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Cameron, Nigel, 1911-
Barbarians and mandarins.
New York, Walker/Weatherhill [1970]
(OCoLC)654724302
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nigel Cameron
ISBN: 0802724035 9780802724038
OCLC Number: 100117
Description: 443 pages illustrations, facsimiles, maps, plans, portraits 26 cm
Contents: Prelude: a Nestorian and a Franciscan --
Alopen and the illustrious religion --
The priest who was a heavy man --
China observed: a merchant, a saint, and a tourist --
Marco Polo --
John of Montecorvino --
Odoric of Pordenone --
Visitors to the great Ming: pirates, casuists, scientists, diplomats --
The way from Portugal --
Poor Pires --
Matteo Ricci and the reluctant dragon --
The European rivals --
Suitors of the Manchu: ambassadors, intriguers, Jesuits, a Scotsman, and an American --
A German, a Russian and two Dutch merchants --
The grand alliance: Ferdinand Verbiest and the Emperor K'ang-hsi --
The depths of diplomacy: Spathary, Verbiest, and K'ang-hsi --
Ripa the Neapolitan and Honest John Bell --
Foreign lords and foreign mud --
Dr. Peter Parker and the American effort --
China in chains: vandals, reformers, heroes, and a poet --
Lord Elgin and Wang's mother --
Mrs. Archibald Little: unbind thy feet! --
Defenders of the faith, 1900 --
The writers from the west --
The past, the present, the future.

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