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Guide to G.C. Stent, Chinese Eunuchs: Or, the Origin, Character, Dress, Duties, and Preparation of the Castrati of China 1904

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Stent, G.C., Chinese Eunuchs: Or, the Origin, Character, Dress, Duties, and Preparation of the Castrati of China

Dates:

1904

Manuscript Number:

Crerar Ms 252

Size:

1 volume

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Typescript essay on the history of eunuchs in China. Includes holograph introduction by Charles Needham, with additional notes on castration in ancient Syria, Greece, and 19th-century Italy. Also includes printed copy of Stent's, Chinesische Eunuchen (Leipzig; Otto Schulze, n.d.); and a printed copy of Henry G. Anthony, "Cryptorchidism, with a report of two cases of natural eunuchs," from Journal of the American Medical Association, August 2, 1902.

Information on Use

Access

The manuscript is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Stent, G.C., Chinese Eunuchs: Or, the Origin, Character, Dress, Duties, and Preparation of the Castrati of China, Crerar Ms 252, Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Scope Note

Typescript essay on the history of eunuchs in China. Includes holograph introduction by Charles Needham, with additional notes on castration in ancient Syria, Greece, and 19th-century Italy. Also includes printed copy of Stent's, Chinesische Eunuchen (Leipzig; Otto Schulze, n.d.); and a printed copy of Henry G. Anthony, "Cryptorchidism, with a report of two cases of natural eunuchs," from Journal of the American Medical Association, August 2, 1902.

Translated into English by Charles K. Needham, based upon the abridged German translation of Stent's paper, originally published in English as "Chinese Eunuchs," Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, vol. XI, (1877), p. 143-85.

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Crerar Ms 252