Yen-t'ai

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English[edit]

Map including YEN-TʻAI (CHEFOO) (AMS, 1967)

Etymology[edit]

From the Wade–Giles romanization of the Mandarin Chinese pronunciation for 煙臺烟台 (Yen¹-tʻai²).[1]

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Yen-t'ai

  1. Alternative form of Yantai
    • 1896, Alex Armstrong, In a Mule Litter to the Tomb of Confucius[1], James Nisbet & Co., OCLC 2887997, page 5:
      I was well done-up myself when I got to the top, and was more than pleased to rest a little and look down upon fading Yen-tʻai (the Chinese name for Chefoo), before the hills would shut it from my sight for weeks.
    • 1907, Frederick McCormick, The Tragedy of Russia in Pacific Asia[2], volume I, New York: Outing Publishing Company, OCLC 633824377, page 281:
      The Japanese had established their position on a line running nearly east and west about half-way between Yen-tʻai and the Sha River. It was in fact exactly parallel to the branch railway connecting Yen-tʻai with the Yen-tʻai mines.
    • 1996, Jacques Gernet, J. R. Foster and Charles Hartman, transl., A History of Chinese Civilization[3], 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press, →ISBN, OCLC 248590749, page 580:
      The smallest incidents were to serve as pretexts for demonstrations of force and for demands for indemnities and reparations which increased China's subjection. For example, in 1876 China was constrained to sign the Conventions of Chih-fu (near Yen-tʻai, in north-eastern Shantung) with Great Britain after the murder of an English interpreter on the borders of Yunnan and Burma; the result was five new 'open ports' on top of the fifteen or so already existing.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Yantai, (Wade-Giles romanization) Yen-t’ai, in Encyclopædia Britannica

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