The New International Encyclopædia/Parker, Edward Harper
PARKER, Edward Harper (1849—). An English Chinese scholar. From 1869 to 1871, in the character of student interpreter, he traveled in Mongolia, and afterwards he served in British consulates at Wenchow, Fusan, and Shanghai, and traveled in Oceanica, Eastern Asia, and North America. He retired from the consular service in 1895, became reader in Chinese at University College, Liverpool, in 1896, and in 1901 was appointed to a chair in Chinese at Owens College, Manchester. His works include: Comparative Chinese Family Law (1879); Up the Yangtsze (1892); Burma (1893); A Thousand Years of the Tartars (1895); and China (1901).