China [electronic resource] : culture and society : the Wason Pamphlet Collection, Cornell University, 1750-1929 1800-1929.

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Marlborough, England : Adam Matthew Digital ; [Chicago, Ill.] : Adam Matthew Education [North American distributor], c2012.


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1750-1929 1800-1929.
Summary note
Spanning three centuries (ca. 1750-1929), this resource makes available for the first time rare pamphlets from Cornell University Library's Charles W. Wason Collection on East Asia. The collection of approximately 1,200 pamphlets encompasses speeches, guides, reports, essays, catalogues, magazine articles and other material addressing Chinese history, culture, and everyday life. The resource is full-text searchable, allowing for the collection to be comprehensively explored and studied. The wide variety of research interests and themes covered by the pamphlets include education, emigration, the foreign presence, missionaries, wars, rebellion, reform, opium, healthcare and language.
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  • Includes material by or about the following people: Lord Amherst, Ansom Burlingame, Sir Frederick Bruce, Emperor Daoguang, Dowager Empress Cixi, Charles Elliot, Emperor Guangxu, Robert Hart, Kang Youwei, Emperor Jiaqing, James Legge, Li Hongzhang, Lin Zexu, Lord George Macartney, William Alexander Parsons Martin, Robert Morrison, Lord Napier, Peter Parker, William Pitt, Sir Henry Pottinger, Prince Gong, Emperor Qianlong, Sun Yatsen, J. Hudson Taylor, Emperor Tongzhi, Frederick Townsend Ward, Emperor Xianfeng, Yuan Shikai.
  • Includes material by or about the following organisations: American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, China Inland Mission, Church Missionary Society, East India Company, London Missionary Society, Medical Missionary Society, Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts.
  • Includes material on the following topics: arts and artefacts, bibliographies, education, exploration and travel, faith and philosophy, foreign relations and diplomacy, general histories and surveys, governance, international conflict and invasion, language and writing, leisure and pastimes, literature, poetry and folklore, missionaries and Christianity, opium trade, consumption and policy, rebellion and revolution, science, medicine and health, the Chinese diaspora, the foreign presence in China, the natural world, trade, industry and commerce, transport and communication.
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Wason Collection, Cornell University
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