Williams, S. Wells. Our Relations with the Chinese Empire
Williams, S. Wells. Our Relations with the Chinese Empire

Williams, S. Wells. Our Relations with the Chinese Empire

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Williams, S. Wells. Our Relations with the Chinese Empire. San Francisco: [not noted], 1877. Printed wrappers, 5 3/4 x 9 inches, 16 pp., several seminary library stamps including on the front and tp. Good. Pamphlet. [3656]

In this pamphlet Williams retells that relations between China and the United States from the first contact in 1784 to his times.

Samuel Wells Williams (1812-1884) "was a noted linguist, official, missionary and Sinologist from the United States. Williams went to China in his twenties, where he was involved in a variety of missionary and teaching projects. He was fluent in Chinese and once worked for the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. While in China, Williams wrote the influential book entitled An English and Chinese Vocabulary in Court Dialect (published in 1844). In China, Williams was also involved in the Western efforts to open Japan. He participated in the voyage of the ship Morrison to Okinawa and on to Japan in 1837 and in 1854, he participated in the Perry Expedition to Japan. In 1877, he came back to the United States and was appointed by Yale University to teach Chinese." - Yale website.