Robert Morrison and the Phonology of Mid-Qīng Mandarin

  title={Robert Morrison and the Phonology of Mid-Qīng Mandarin},
  author={Weldon South Coblin},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society},
  pages={339 - 355}
  • W. S. Coblin
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society
Abstract Robert Morrison (1782–1834; Chinese name: Maˇ Liˇxùn) was the London Missionary Society's first representative in China and is generally viewed as the father of Protestant missionary work there. Modern scholarly interest in him has in the main focused on his role as a Bible translator (see, for example, Zetzsche 1999, especially Chapter 2). As part of his missionary activities, Morrison studied both written and spoken Chinese; and these researches yielded grammars of both Mandarin (i.e… Expand
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