Eminent Chinese of the Ch'ing Period 1644-1912, Volume 1 by Arthur W. Hummel

By Arthur W. Hummel

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Contributors contain: okay. Biggerstaff, H. Dubs, J.K. Fairbank, Fang Chao-ying, L.C.Goodrich, Hu Shih, T.Numata, E. Swisher, Teng Ssu-yu, C.M. Wilbur, H. Wilhelm. Hummel’s biographical dictionary continues to be the only critical reference device for chinese language historical past on the grounds that 1644. It was once first released in 1943–44. ‘The top heritage of China of the final three hundred years’ – Hu Shih.

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Some persons conjecture that the famous theater in Peking, the Kuang-ho lou -~-. which at one time was called Cha-lou :f£11, was originally a possession of the Cha family. This theater, one of the oldest in China, is described in the Japanese travel account ±~ JJ1I II .. Todo meishO zue, of 1805. f~ T'ien-chin-fu chih (1899) 43/llb-14a; T'ien-chin-hsien hsin-chih ('*fi~) 23/38b; Ho-pei ti-i po-wu-yiian hua-pao, no. 49 (Sept. 25, 1933); 3t*iUiii Wen-hsien ts'ung-pien nos. ] his chu-jen that autumn in the provincial examination of Shun-t'ien-fu.

Todo meishO zue, of 1805. f~ T'ien-chin-fu chih (1899) 43/llb-14a; T'ien-chin-hsien hsin-chih ('*fi~) 23/38b; Ho-pei ti-i po-wu-yiian hua-pao, no. 49 (Sept. 25, 1933); 3t*iUiii Wen-hsien ts'ung-pien nos. ] his chu-jen that autumn in the provincial examination of Shun-t'ien-fu. His eldest son, Cha K'o-chien ji1'l. (T. ~~ H . Jti ~' 16681715), likewise became a chu-jen in Chekiang in the same year. In 1694 his pupil, K'uei-hsii, who had recently been appointed sub-expositor of the Hanlin Academy, invited him for a brief visit in Peking.

Nevertheless, he established a reputation for skill in the type of essays (pa-ku) that were required in the examinations and was engaged by high officials in Kiangsu and Chekiang as secretary. After 1638 he began to maintain a group of actresses in his home, after the manner of well-do-do families of that period (see under Li Yu). In 1643 he went to Fukien where he was welcomed by a 18 Cha Cha nected with the work were wiped out by execution and banishment, those of Cha, Fan, and Lu, numbering more than three hundred persons, were freed by the evidence in that letter.

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