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Published by Trübner in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Chinese language,
  • China -- Study and teaching

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Joseph Edkins.
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 95, 4 p. ;
Number of Pages95
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14007243M
OCLC/WorldCa2654178

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