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  • Published: 30 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446484890
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 300

Wise Man Of The West




An elegantly written history and biography of one man's determination to bring his religion to China and its Emperor.

This story of the first fully documented contact between West and East offers a fascinating insight into the history of ideas during one of the most fertile eras in European and Chinese history. Vincent Cronin has built up a reputation with his scholarly, elegantly written works of history and biography, as one of the finest popular historians of his generation. This early book proves his gift as an acutely observant and sensitive historian.

  • Pub date: 30 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446484890
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 300

About the Author

Vincent Cronin

Vincent Cronin was educated at Ampleforth College, Harvard University, and Trinity College, Oxford, from which he graduated with honours in 1947. In addition to being a recipient of a W.H. Heinemann Award (1955) and a Rockefeller Foundation Award (1958), Cronin is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His works have been widely translated into European languages. He died in January 2011, aged 86.

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