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Public Success, Private Sorrow: The Life and Times of Charles Henry Brewitt-Taylor (1857-1938), China Customs Commissioner and Pioneer Translator (Royal Asiatic Society Hong Kong Studies Series)

Cannon, Isidore Cyril

Editore: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN 10: 9622099610 / ISBN 13: 9789622099616
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Titolo: Public Success, Private Sorrow: The Life and...

Casa editrice: Hong Kong University Press

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Brewitt-Taylor was the first to fully translate a traditional Chinese novel into English. His life, in teaching and the Chinese Imperial Customs, makes a fascinating study of an Englishman in Qing and early Republican China. His personal story is marked by sadness, bereavement and his wife's madness.


Isidore Cyril Cannon taught in adult and higher education, engaged in post-doctoral research, and was founding Head of Department of Humanities and Social Studies at what is now the University of the South Bank, London, before appointment as Deputy Director responsible for academic affairs at the forerunner to the Plymouth University in the UK. For nearly ten years he worked in Hong Kong, helping to set up the precursor to City University as the member of senior management responsible for academic affairs. Following retirement he was appointed Academic Consultant to Lingnan College on its transition to university status.

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