Author:Isaac Taylor Headland

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Isaac Taylor Headland

An American missionary in China, later professor who taught in Peking University. His books about China were popular in the early 20th century U. S., specifically The Chinese Boy and Girl and Court Life in China.



  • The Chinese Boy and Girl (1901)
  • Court Life in China:(1909)
  • Our Little Chinese Cousin (1903)
  • China's new day : a study of events that have led to its coming / (West Medford, Mass. : Central Committee on the United Study of Missions, 1912)
  • Chinese heroes; being a record of persecutions endured by native Christians in the Boxer uprising, with illustrations from photographs. (New York, Eaton & Mains; Cincinnati, Jennings & Pye, [1902])
  • Chinese Mother Goose rhymes; tr. and illustrated by Isaac Taylor Headland. (New York, Chicago [etc.] Fleming H. Revell company, [c1900])
  • Home life in China. (London, Methuen, [1914]) (also: Home life in China, by Isaac Taylor Headland; with four plates in colour and twelve other illustrations. (New York, The Macmillan company, 1914)
  • Midnight items and spare-moment scraps, By I. T. Headland, A. B. (Cincinnati, Central Publishing House, 1886)
  • Some by-products of missions / by Isaac Taylor Headland. (Cincinnati ; New York : Methodist Book Concern, 1914, c1912) (also: New York, Cincinnati, The Methodist book concern, [1924])
  •  The young China hunters; a trip to China by a class of juniors in 1912, recorded by Isaac Taylor Headland. (West Medford, Mass., Central Committee on the United Study of Missions, [c1912])


  • Queer Chinese Trees, in Scientific American Volume 86, Issue 21 | More Science, May 24, 1902 |
  • The Unscientific Character of Chinese Play, in Scientific American Volume 84, Issue 7 | More Science, February 16, 1901
  • The Unscientific Chinese, in Scientific American Volume 83, Issue 17 | More Science, October 27, 1900
  • The New Ruler of China, in The Century Magazine, April 1909, pp. 805-817


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1929.

This author died in 1942, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 81 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.

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