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China

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
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Found in 19 Collections and/or Records:

A Buffalo Cow Common on the North of China, 1870s-1930s

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1434/2842
Scope and Contents Illustration from the early 19th century of a buffalo cow that was common in the north of China.

Antiquated Methods of Cultivation, 1870s-1930s

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1434/2774
Scope and Contents Six photographs showing antiquated methods of cultivation in China, Formosa, India, Sudan, Egypt and Morocco in the early/mid 20th century. Each of the images shows a man using cattle or camels (Sudan and Egypt) and hand ploughs in fields.

Chinese manuscript notebook, undated - possibly first half of 19th century

 Item — Box CLX-A-371
Identifier: Coll-1848/18-0115
Scope and Contents Small concertina notebook in Chinese, manuscript. Bought in an Oxfam bookshop for 3£. Could be a notebook kept by someone who was fitting out a ship for a voyage, or some similar occupation. The notebook has separate sets of ink and pencil Chinese characters, and so perhaps the book has been used for two separate projects. A few pages have what appear to be pencilled English translations of a few characters and occasional transcriptions in Arabic numerals.

Chinese material, 1859

 Series — CLX-A-351: Series Coll-1835/21
Identifier: Coll-1835/21
Scope and Contents Correspondence in Chinese and in English, and coloured sketch of the Porcelain Tower in Nanking. There is little information on the origin and context of the documents. One of the letters has the following annotation: 'Letter to Rt from Dong - a chinese baptised ... from Ninqho who visited Edinburgh along with Dr McGowan in Oct Nov and Dec 1859 signed (Dong Patzai) translated by Dr McGowan'.

Cochin, Chine - Une Ferme (Cochin, China - a Farm), 1870s-1930s

 Item
Identifier: Coll-1434/2881
Scope and Contents Photograph of a man standing in a field with two cows with several farm buildings in the background in Cochin, China in the early 20th century.

Collection of Admiral Henry Craven St John

 Collection
Identifier: Coll-1872
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of effects that belonged to Henry Craven St John, a young Lieutenant (later Commander, then Admiral) who brilliantly fought against pirates in the Chinese Seas in the 1860s. It includes: a presentation scroll to Commander Henry Craven St John, conveying thanks for his fighting piracy at Laksui (1866); a covering letter from the Admiralty (1866); a mahogany and brass-fitted medicine box (1860s); and an album of c. 300 watercolours executed by Henry Craven St John,...

Collection of samples of Chinese silk threads for embroidery, Kwangtung

 Fonds — Box CLX-A-1559, Folder: Coll-1766 / SC-Acc-2016-0122
Identifier: Coll-1766
Scope and Contents Collection of 15 wrappers comprising silk threads in various colours. Housed in old paper folder with ties. The name of the producers are on the upper covers, and they state that the silk is produced by natural colours and washed in clear water.

Collection relating to Eric Henry Liddell

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-218
Scope and Contents Small collection of items, from multiple sources, relating to Eric Liddell.
Annual sports programmes of Edinburgh University Athletic Club, 1923-1925, showing Liddell's times in the races entered, and an annotated Scottish Inter-Universities programme, 1923; two photographs of a memorial stone in China; Wedding invitation.