From Cathay to China

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History Today
Vol. 12, no. 12 (December 1962), p. 864-871

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Eighteenth century Europe had a romantic vision of China, derived from porcelains, wall-papers and lacquered screens. That vision was dissipated when a British ambassador and his suite first visited the unwelcoming Chinese court and set eyes upon the real country