A Jesuit Conspiracy

P. Kevin MacKeown

in Early China Coast Meteorology

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9789888028856
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206878 | DOI:
A Jesuit Conspiracy

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This chapter examines the Hong Kong Observatory director August William Doberck's conflict with the Jesuit fathers leading to the construction of other observatories in Asia. These Jesuit fathers include Marc Dechevrens of the Shanghai Observatory and Federico Faura of the Manila Observatory. This chapter also discusses the possible problems for meteorologists in Asia caused by the wars in the last decade of the nineteenth century.

Keywords: Hong Kong Observatory; August William Doberck; Jesuit fathers; Marc Dechevrens; Federico Faura; meteorologists; war; Asia

Chapter.  14002 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Asian History

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