Memoirs of Father Ripa: During Thirteen Years' Residence at the Court of Peking in the Service of the Emperor of China; With an Account of the Foundation of the College for the Education of Young Chinese at Naples (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Memoirs of Father Ripa During Thirteen Years Residence at the Court of Peking in the Service of the Emperor of China With an Account of the Foundation of the College for the Education of Young Chinese at NaplesThe following pages are a condensation of the most inte resting portions of Father Ripa s History of the Chinese College, published at Naples in 18Excerpt from Memoirs of Father Ripa During Thirteen Years Residence at the Court of Peking in the Service of the Emperor of China With an Account of the Foundation of the College for the Education of Young Chinese at NaplesThe following pages are a condensation of the most inte resting portions of Father Ripa s History of the Chinese College, published at Naples in 1832, in three volumes octavo For any amusement or instruction that the reader may derive from their perusal, he will be indebted to Sir Woodbine Parish But for him, Father Ripa s work, like those of several other modern Italian historians, of far greater merit, would never, perhaps, have been known in this country Sir Woodbine Parish had himself intended to publish it in English, connected with the map of Peking, which he obtained at the Chinese College at Naples Other important avocations having prevented him from executing his intention, the task has fallen to the share of the actual translator The original title has not been retained, because the present abridgment is intended to give the passages relating to China, than those con cerning the institution to which the Italian work is espe cially devoted.It may perhaps not be uninteresting to the English reader to know that it was from Father Ripa s foundation that Lord Macartney obtained two interpreters for his embassy.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at forgottenbooksThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Title: Memoirs of Father Ripa: During Thirteen Years' Residence at the Court of Peking in the Service of the Emperor of China; With an Account of the Foundation of the College for the Education of Young Chinese at Naples (Classic Reprint)
  • Author: Matteo Ripa
  • ISBN: 9781334137730
  • Page: 379
  • Format: Paperback
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