HANDOUT Rare Books and Manuscripts
FALL 2016 / A4620
BUILDING CHINA MODERN / 1919-1958: EXPERIMENTS FOR A NEW PARADIGM
Amy Lelyveld ([email protected])
RARE BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS VISIT / ORDER OF THE CITY
Silver mines discovered in Potosi, Peru. Copernicus dies. Queen Catherine Howard executed in
England. Mary Queen of Scotts ascends throne. Portuguese land in Japan and bring firearms. St.
Francis Xavier (canonized 1602) arrives at Goa as a Jesuit missionary. First Protestant burnt at the
stake by Spanish Inquisition. Holbein. Titian. Cellini. Watteau. Fischer von Erlach. Daniel Defoe.
Pan Asia / China
Tintoretto. Caravaggio. Galileo’s Golden Rule and his invention of the thermometer. Henry IV
declares war on Spain. Dutch begin to colonize East Indies. Shakespeare writes “Richard II” and “A
Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Tomatoes introduced to England. First water closets (Sir John
Harrington for the Queens’s Palace, Richmond). Ralph Titch (English traveller) returns from overland
journey to India and Ceylon. James Lancaster, (English navigator) breaks Portuguese monopoly on
trade with India. Mercator’s Atlas published (posthumously). Sir Walter Raleigh explores 300 miles
up Orinoco River (South America).
University of Venice founded. Berlin Academy of Science founded, Leibniz is elected president. Yale
Collegiate School founded in Saybrook, Connecticut / Yale College in New Haven. Development of
Kabuki Theater in Japan. King James III enthroned in England.
China and the Birman Empire With Parts of Cochin-China and Siam
Spanish Inquisition finally suppressed. South Australia act allows establishment of colony there.
Monopoly of British East India Company in China abolished. Abraham Lincoln enters politics as
assemblyman in Illinois Legislature. National Gallery, London goes into construction. Abolition of
slavery in the British Empire. Balzac. Hugo’s “Hunchback of Notre Dame” becomes a bestseller.
Mendelssohn. Chopin. Ingres. Berlioz. Lloyds becomes register of shipping.
The Century Atlas. Chinese Empire
Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee. J.J.Thompson discovers the electron. Germany occupies
Guizhou in N. China. Russia occupies Port Arthur. “Boxer” formed. Sir Henry Tate donates the “Tate
Gallery.” Matisse. Rodin. Conrad. Kipling. H.G.Wells. G.B. Shaw.
No. 133-K’un-Ming, Yunnan, China to Chabua, Assam, India (Western Portion)
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Atlas Chinensis: Being a second part of a relation of remarkable passages in two embassies
from the East India Company of the United Provinces to the Vice-roy Singlamong and
General Taising Lipovi and to Knochi, Emperor of China and East-Tartary
Description Geographique, Historique, Chronologique, Politique et Physique De L’empire De
La Chine Et De La Tartarie Chinoise
Nouvel Atlas De La Chine, De La Tartarie Chinoise Et Du Thibet
An authentic account of an embassy from the King of Great Britain to the Emperor of China
Voyages de la Chine a la Cote Nord-ouest d’Amerique, Fait Dans les Annees 1788 et 1789
Shanghai Yuan Don Di Li Xue Hui. The New Atlas and Commercial Gazetteer of China; a work
devoted to its geography & resources and economic development