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Early Dutch Sinologists (1854-1900) : Training in Holland and China, Functions in the Netherlands Indies

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The first generation of Dutch sinologists trained in the colonial government of the Netherland Indies, now Indonesia, to be interpreters for the important Chinese minority that lives there, says Kuiper, and so they studied Southern Chinese dialects instead of the Mandarin spoken in Northern China. Using a prosopographical approach, he presents an extensive collective and interactive biography of the 24 young men who were trained in sinology between 1854 and 1900. Most first studied in Leiden, then in Amoy (Xiamen), he says, and were finally appointed in the Netherland Indies, where they were cast into the depths and soon discovered that the position that had been trained for was not as well-defined as they had been led to expect. The first volume describes training; the second volume looks at functions, and contains a bank of appendices with such information as biographies and bibliographies of the sinologists, Chinese names of Dutch sinologists, Chinese translations of some Dutch administrative and legal terms, and training regulations (in Dutch). Annotation ©2017 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 2
Genre: History, Foreign Language Study
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Sinica Leidensia
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Author: Koos Kuiper
Language: English
Street Date: July 27, 2017
TCIN: 52028569
UPC: 9789004228870
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-9718
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