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The Timber from Which Conspirators Are Made (1871–72)

Scott D. Seligman

in The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9789888139897
eISBN:
9789888180745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139897.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Wong Chin Foo married and fathered a child, and thanks to his proficiency in English, he managed to join the customs bureaus of Shanghai and Zhenjiang. He allegedly led a dissolute life, and was ... More


The Post-Taiping Reconstruction

Gregory Adam Scott

in Building the Buddhist Revival: Reconstructing Monasteries in Modern China

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190930721
eISBN:
9780190930752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190930721.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter examines the destruction of Buddhist monasteries in China during the Taiping War (1850–1864) and the first post-war wave of reconstructions. The period between the end of the war and the ... More


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