Samuel Kidd: China, or, Illustrations of the Symbols ….

Samuel Kidd: China, or, Illustrations of the Symbols, Philosophy, Antiquities, Customs, Superstitions, Laws, Government, Education, and Literature of the Chinese. Derived from original sources, and accompanied with drawings from native works (London: Printed for Taylor & Walton, 1841).

Samuel Kidd (1804-1843), British missionary (London Missionary Society) in Malacca, 1828-1832 principal of the Anglo-Chinese college (Malacca). In 1832 he returned to Britain. In 1837, University College, London, inaugurated teaching of the Chinese language and Kidd was appointed professor.
See R. K. Douglas, H.C.G. Matthew (rev.),  ‘Kidd, Samuel (1804–1843)’, rev. H. C. G. Matthew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004; online edn, Oct 2009 [http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/15513, accessed 19 April 2010]

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