Author:John Francis Davis

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John Francis Davis
(1795–1890)
1st Baronet, KCB; (Chinese Translated Name: 戴維斯 or the obsolete term 爹核士)) British diplomat, sinologist, and the 2nd Governor of Hong Kong
John Francis Davis

Works[edit]

  • (tr.)San-Yu-Low|San-Yu-Low; or, The Three Dedicated Rooms (1815), translation of 三輿樓 (1568) by Li Yu (IA)
  • (tr.) Chinese Novels (1822) (IA)
  • A Vocabulary, Containing Chinese Words and Phrases Peculiar to Canton and Macao, and to the Trade of Those Places (1824) Google Books
  • Chinese Moral Maxims (1823) (transcription project)
  • "Eugraphia Sinensis" in Transactions of the Royal Asiatic Society, 1, pp. 304–312
  • The Chinese: A General Description of the Empire of China and Its Inhabitants (1836) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • Sketches of China (1841) (external scans (multiple parts): 1, 2)
  • Poetry and Criticism (1850) (IA)
  • China, During the War and Since the Peace (1852) (HathiTrust)
  • China: A General Description of That Empire and Its Inhabitants (1857) (HathiTrust)
  • Chinese Miscellanies (1865) (IA)
  • The poetry of the Chinese (1870) (IA)
  • Vizier Ali Khan; or, The Massacre of Benares (1871) (IA)

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Works by this author published before January 1, 1926 are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.