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Cheok Hong Cheong, Selected Documents: 1863-1928

Welch, Ian Hamilton


Cheok Hong CHEONG (he adopted the “English” name order placing his family name last) was a significant missionary, businessman, landowner and political lobbyist in the Colony of Victoria, Australia. He was born on 23 November 1851 at Fatshan, an important regional trading centre in Guangdong Province, China, not far from the provincial capital of Guangzhou—one important result being that he spoke the urban variant of Cantonese. The rural dialects of Guangdong Province, as with rural dialects...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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