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Chronological Summary of the Universal History of the Chinese Empire

 Collection
Identifier: GTM-150611

Content Description

Bound autograph manuscript written by Joseph-Marie Amiot. Undated. French title: "Abrege Chronologique de l'Histoire universelle de l"Empire Chinois."

Dates

  • 1770-1789

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

Researchers are solely responsible for determining the copyright status of the materials being used, establishing who the copyright owner is, locating the copyright owner, and obtaining permission for intended use.

Biographical Note

Joseph-Marie Amiot, S.J. (1718-1793) was a Jesuit missionary who served in China from 1750 to the end of his life in 1793. His works and writings provided the West with increased knowlwdge about the culture of the vast Chinese empire.

Born on February 8, 1718 in Toulon, France, Amiot joined the Society of Jesus in 1737. He was assigned to China in 1750, where he cooperated with Chinese emperor Quianlong. Fr. Amiot contributed to "Memoirs Concerning the History, Sciences, and Arts of the Chinese" (1776-1791), which included his "Life of Confucius." He also produced a Tartar-Manchu dictionary.

Joseph-Marie died on October 9, 1793 in Beijing, China.

[Soource: Encyclopedia Britannica Online].

Extent

0.19 Cubic Feet (Bound manuscript (161 pages).)

Language of Materials

Chinese

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from H.S. Rare Books.

Title
Chronological Summary of the Universal History of the Chinese Empire
Status
Completed
Author
Scott Taylor. Georgetown University Library Booth Family Center for Special Collections, Washington, D.C.
Date
2015
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository

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