A Course in Mandarin Lessons – CW Mateer

Beautiful, illustrated volume teaching the Mandarin langauge, in English and Mandarin, dated 1903. Rare.


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Shanghai: American Presbyterian Press, 1903 (revised edition)

Fully titled,  ‘A Course in Mandarin Lessons, Based on Idiom’ it is a fascinating witness to American missionary presence in China at the turn of the twentieth century. These lessons range from sample commercial transactions, basic descriptions of everyday things and activities to imaginary but common conversations. Each lesson has the Chinese text on the left side of the page with English translation on the right side, and problem vocabulary words in both Chinese and English at the bottom of the page.

The interior pages are beautiful in themselves, with layout, design and pictograms.

Condition: Very Good