Qing dai ming ren shu zha zhen ji
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This book includes nine original letters by Qing scholars and government officials, with one from 1832 by Lin Zexu among the most prominent. Other authors include Wang Shizhen and Ruan Yuan. The Wason collection holds sixteen of these volumes, containing nearly one hundred previously unpublished original letters. Some of the letters include annotations by Hu Shi , who also compiled a content overview. Among the most prominent entries is an 1832 letter by Lin Zexu, who was sent to Canton in 1840 to suppress the influx of opium coming to China from India on British ships.


On loan from Tsu-wang Hu.

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