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Germany, images of
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Until the 1860s, Chinese did not know anything specific about Germany. It merely appeared on Chinese maps of the world from the 14th and 16th centuries and in geographical accounts of the first half of the 19th century. Chinese became interested in Prussia and the German Reich (state) established under its lead only in the wake of the Sino-Prussian Treaty in 1861, and especially after the military victory over France in 1870-71. At this early stage…

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Felber, Roland, “Germany, images of”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 05 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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