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Staunton, George Thomas Sir 1781-1859

Overview
Works: 123 works in 381 publications in 2 languages and 3,606 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Archives 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Correspondent, Former owner
Classifications: G161, 910.8
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The history of the great and mighty kingdom of China and the situation thereof by Juan González de Mendoza( Book )

31 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ta Tsing Leu Lee; being the fundamental laws, and a selection from the supplementary statutes, of the Penal code of China by China( Book )

33 editions published between 1810 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narrative of the Chinese Embassy to the Khan of the Tourgouth Tartars, in the years 1712, 13, 14, & 15 by Tulišen( Book )

18 editions published between 1821 and 2010 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miscellaneous notices relating to China, and our commercial intercourse with that country, including a few translations from the Chinese language by George Thomas Staunton( Book )

44 editions published between 1822 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sinologist George Thomas Staunton (1781-1859) learned Chinese as a child and accompanied his father on a trip to China in 1792 where, though the Ambassador's page, he was the only member of the delegation who could speak to the Emperor in Chinese. A career in the East India Company's Canton factory followed, and he translated many texts between Chinese and English. Upon his return to Britain in 1817, he spent many years as a Tory MP and often spoke about China and its trade with Britain. He also continued to write about these issues, and this collection of translations and essays, published in 1822, reflects Staunton's varied interests - ranging from a translation of the Chinese history, Tung-wha-loo to his own writings on the Company's trade disputes with the Emperor - making this work a unique and valuable source of information on British cultural, economic, and diplomatic relations with China in the early nineteenth-century
Corrected report of the speeches of Sir George Staunton, on the China trade : in the House of Commons, June 4, and June 13, 1833 : with an appendix by George Thomas Staunton( Book )

11 editions published between 1833 and 2005 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ta-Tsing-Leu-Lée, ou Les lois fondamentales du Code pénal de la Chine by China( Book )

15 editions published in 1812 in French and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Notes of proceedings and occurrences during the British embassy to Pekin in 1816 by George Thomas Staunton( Book )

14 editions published between 1824 and 2013 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir George Thomas Staunton (1781-1859), Sinologist and politician, was a key figure in Anglo-Chinese relations, as had been his father. In 1798 he began working for the British East India Company in Canton (Guangzhou), where he was the only Englishman who could understand Chinese, having begun learning it as a child. By 1815, British trade with China was worth over £4 million in tea duties alone, and there was immense pressure for the Chinese to relax their restrictions. In 1816, following earlier failed missions, an embassy, including Staunton as second commissioner, was organised to seek better trading conditions and to press the emperor for the opening up of a second harbour. Chinese mistrust and British arrogance led to the failure of the embassy, with no imperial audience given. This account, privately published in 1824, is a valuable document in the understanding of the historical background to Britain's relationship with China into the twentieth century
The history of the great and mighty Kingdom of China and the situation thereof by Juan González de Mendoza( Book )

28 editions published between 1853 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corrected report of the speech of Sir George Staunton on Lord Ashley's motion on the opium trade : in the House of Commons, April 4, 1843 by George Thomas Staunton( Book )

8 editions published in 1843 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoir of the life & family of the late Sir George Leonard Staunton, Bart. by George Thomas Staunton( Book )

6 editions published in 1823 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on our Chinese commerce : including remarks the proposed reduction of the tea duties, our new settlement at Hong Kong, and the opium trade by George Thomas Staunton( Book )

6 editions published in 1850 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of the great and mighty kingdom of China and the situation thereof by Juan González de Mendoza( Book )

in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remarks on the British relations with China, and the proposed plans for improving them by George Thomas Staunton( Book )

9 editions published between 1836 and 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corrected report of the speech of Sir George Staunton on Lord Ashley's motion on the opium trade by George Thomas Staunton( )

2 editions published between 1843 and 2005 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speeches of Sir George Staunton : addressed to the electors of south Hampshire, at Portsea, Fareham and Southampton, in December 1834 and January 1835 by George Thomas Staunton( Book )

2 editions published in 1835 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memoirs of the chief incidents of the public life of Sir George T. Staunton by George Thomas Staunton( Book )

2 editions published in 1856 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Select Letters written on the occasion of the Memoirs of Sir G.T. Staunton, Bart., by his private friends by George Thomas Staunton( Book )

1 edition published in 1857 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
George Thomas Staunton

George Thomas Staunton baronnet

George Thomas Staunton britischer Reisender, Diplomat und Politiker

George Thomas Staunton Brits politicus (1781-1859)

Staunton, George 1781-1859

Staunton, George T.

Staunton, George T. 1781-1859

Staunton, George Thomas 1781-1859

Staunton, George Thomas 1781-1859 Sir, bart

Staunton, George Thomas, Sir, bart., 1781-1859

Staunton, Georges T. 1781-1859

Стаунтон, Джордж-Томас

Ջորջ Թոմաս Սթոնսոն

ジョージ・ストートン (第2代准男爵)

喬治·湯馬士·士丹頓

士丹頓

小斯当东

Languages
English (239)

French (15)

Covers
Notes of proceedings and occurrences during the British embassy to Pekin in 1816The history of the great and mighty Kingdom of China and the situation thereof