... Schlegel wrote that he taught eight hours per week to four students. Subjects
were: “Chinese spoken language; exercises in translating Chinese books” and,
probably for Von Zach, “Etymological studies of Manchu and Jürched (old
Author: Koos (P.N.) Kuiper
In The early Dutch Sinologists Koos Kuiper gives a detailed account of the studies and work of the 24 Dutchmen trained as “interpreters” for the Netherlands Indies before 1900. Many primary sources give a fascinating picture of personal cross-cultural contacts.