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The General History of China, containing a geographical, historical, chronological, political and physical description

Jean-Baptiste Du Halde

Created: 1736

The General History of China, containing a geographical, historical, chronological, political and physical description of the empire of China, Chinese-Tartary, Corea and Thibet, including an exact and particular account of their customs, manners, ceremonies, religion, arts and sciences  . . . Done from the French of P. Du Halde. London: J. Watts.

First explanation of the making of porcelain to a European audience.

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