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1848

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

The most celebrated and widespread of the 19th-c. European revolutions proved also a crucial turning point in the Italian Risorgimento. Beginning with an insurrection in Palermo in January,...

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Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author

Donal Lowry.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; History of the Americas; Asian History; African History. 1237 words.

Colquhoun, Archibald Ross (1848–1914), explorer, colonial administrator, and author, was born at sea off the Cape of Good Hope in March 1848, the fifth of six children of Dr Archibald...

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Huáng Zūnxiàn (1848–1905)

in The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography

January 2014; p ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Chinese History. 6174 words.

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Huang Zunxian was a pioneer of the late-Qing poetry revolution; a diplomat posted in Tokyo, San Francisco, London, and

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Free Trade's First Missionary

Philip Bowring.

August 2014; p ublished online January 2015 .

Book. Subjects: Asian History. 336 pages.

Reformer, intellectual, colonial governor, Sir John Bowring (1792–1872) was the archetype of the ambitious men who made Britain the leading global power in the 19th century. Born to a...

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East Sails West

Stephen Davies.

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Book. Subjects: Asian History. 376 pages.

In December 1846, the Keying, a Chinese junk purchased by British investors, set sail from Hong Kong for London. Named after the Chinese Imperial Commissioner who had signed away Hong Kong...

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Raised in Our Care

in Apostles of Modernity

May 2010; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 15001 words.

This chapter discusses the development of new cultural initiatives for pacifying the native populations. These initiatives included the creation of an urban zone of controlled cultural and...

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The Final Leg—Towards Journey’s End

Stephen Davies.

in East Sails West

December 2013; p ublished online May 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 7087 words.

The Keying arrived in Boston in November 1847 after all dues were paid to the twenty six Chinese crewmen. For the three months that the Keying was in Boston, almost nothing could be said...

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Family Origins

Isidore Cyril Cannon.

in Public Success, Private Sorrow

March 2009; p ublished online September 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 2552 words.

Charles Henry's father was Charles Taylor, and he was born on October 25, 1820 in Lewes, Sussex. Charles Taylor was engaged in shoemaking until he was about eighteen years old when he...

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The Priest Who Ran Away to Rome

Henrietta Harrison.

in The Missionary's Curse and Other Tales from a Chinese Catholic Village

June 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 11180 words.

This chapter describes Chinese priests’ resistance to European imperialism in the mid-nineteenth century. China's defeat in the Opium War transformed the political context, allowing...

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The Influence of Ottoman Qur’ans in Southeast Asia Through the Ages

Ali Akbar.

in From Anatolia to Aceh

February 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Asian History. 7670 words.

This chapter discusses the influence of Ottoman Qur’ans on the Qur’an in Southeast Asia, from the manuscript era and through the period of early printing up to the present day. At various...

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