Painting by Ahn Gyeon (안견/安堅), Dream Journey to the Peach Blossom Land (몽유도원도/夢遊桃源圖), 1447.


A Swede's view on Old Portuguese Macau

To celebrate the 99th anniversary of the Portuguese Republic, my Book of the Day is the posthumous tour de force by Anders Ljungstedt, the first Swedish Consul accredited to China, who lived in Macau for decades until his death in 1835,  An Historical Sketch of the Portuguese Settlements in China; and of the Roman Catholic Church and Mission in China (Boston: James Munroe & Co., 1836):

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