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|Morrison, George Ernest|
|Australia / Geelong|
|Chinese Society ; Chinese Affairs|
|Australian journalist, traveler and advisor to the nascent Republic of China government. George Ernest Morrison became a correspondent for the London Times in 1895. After working in Siam, he traveled to Beijing. In 1912, he was appointed as advisor to the government of the Republic of China, and traveled with the Chinese delegation to the 1919 Paris Peace Conference. During his stay in China, he collected around 24,000 volumes of European language writings about China and the Far East. The collection is known throughout the world for its quality, as well as for its volume. His collection was purchased by Hisaya Iwasaki of Mitsubishi & Co. in 1917, and is now held by Toyo Bunko as the Morrison Collection.|
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