Gützlaff: Life of Taou-Kwang

Karl Gützlaff: Das Leben des Tao-Kuang, verstorbenen Kaisers von China: Nebst Denkwürdigkeiten des Hofes von Peking und einer Skizze der hauptsächlichsten Ereignisse in der Geschichte des chinesischen Reiches während der letzten fünfzig Jahre (Leipzig: Dyk, 1852).

This was a translation of the English edition:

Charles Gutzlaff, The Life of Taou-Kwang, Late Emperor of China: With Memoirs of the Court of Peking; including a sketch of the principal events in the history of the Chinese Empire during the last fifty years (London: Smith, Elder and Co., 1852).

Karl Friedrich August Gützlaff (1803-1851) [in English-language publications: Charles Gutzlaff] was born in the Prussian province of Pomerania. Working for the Netherlands Missionary Society, he was sent to the Dutch East Indies. In 1831, he made a first trip on the China coast. Gützlaff was a „restless spirit with seemingly boundless energy“. R. G. Tiedemann, ‘Gützlaff, Karl Friedrich August (1803–1851)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/54362, accessed17 April 2010]

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