Karl G Tzlaff

Karl G Tzlaff

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Karl Friedrich August G tzlaff, anglicised as Charles Gutzlaff, was a German missionary to the Far East, notable as one of the first Protestant missionaries in Bangkok, Thailand and for his books about China. He was one of the first Protestant missionaries in China to dress like a Chinese. He gave himself a Chinese name, but later on became his official Chinese name. Gutzlaff Street in Hong Kong was named after him. Born at Pyritz, Pomerania, he was apprenticed to a saddler in Stettin, but was able to secure admission to Padagogium in Halle, and associated himself with the Janike Institute in Berlin. The Netherlands Missionary Society sent him to Java in 1826, where he learned Chinese. Gutzlaff left the society in 1828, and went first to Singapore, then to Bangkok with Jacob Tomlin of the London Missionary Society, where he worked on a translation of the Bible into Thaishow more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Culp Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 613490595X
  • 9786134905954