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Does this ancient textbook show how Qing dynasty Chinese tried to learn English?

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exts such as this one, which features English pronunciation spelled out in Chinese characters, are said to have “gained popularity in Chinese port cities during the 19th century.”
6 months ago
Lucas Niewenhuis
By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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