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Wu shi zi xiao / you Sun Junchen = The self-educator / by Sun Johnson
無師自曉 / 由孫俊臣 = The self-educator / by Sun Johnson
Bib ID 216435
Format BookBook [text, volume]
Author
Johnson, Sun, author
 
Description [Sydney] : [publisher not identified], [1892] 
178 pages : 19 cm 
Summary

This edition contains a Chinese preface, lists of numbers, days of the week and time-related words and is then divided into sections with words and phrases related to different occupations and situations (words for vegetablemen and fruiterers; stores; carpenters; in court; pressing for debts; applying for a situation; ordering clothes; buying clothes, shoes, socks etc; cooks; hawkers; to let houses and gardens; making bargains; on board steamers; troubles in the street; buying medicine from dispensaries). It finishes with a list of names of people and occupations and some sample documents (addressed envelope, invoice/receipt, cheque etc). There are advertisements at the beginning and scattered throughout the volume.

Biography/History

Sun Johnson (孫俊臣 Sun Junchen) was one of the first editors of the first Chinese-language newspaper in Sydney, the Chinese Australian Herald (廣益華報 [Guangyihuabao]) 1894-1923. He was born in either 1865 or 1868 and educated in Hong Kong and then London before migrating to Sydney in the late 1880s.

Notes

This phrasebook is a reproduction of handwritten English and Chinese.

Text in Chinese and English.

Subjects Chinese language -- Conversation and phrase books -- English.  |  English language -- Conversation and phrase books -- Chinese.  |  Chinese language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.  |  English language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- Chinese.  |  Australian
Also Titled

Self-educator

Self educator

Ying wen za hua, wu shi zi xiao = Chinese and English, self-educator

Chinese and English, self-educator

英文雜話 無師自曉 = Chinese and English, self-educator

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