17th and 18th France-China Century Relations

A village on river in the suburban of ShanghaiDuring the Ottoman Empire, the French kings were pressured by French Jesuits to go to China.

They were allowed to go and came back believing the Chinese and the French were protected by the same angel and that the countries had a lot of similarities. Under Louis XIV’s reign, the work of these researchers had a large influence on Chinese sciences.

At the same time, the first known Chinese people came to France. Arcade Huang came to the French Kingdom in 1702 and started the first ever Chinese-French dictionary before dying in 1716. He died before finishing his work.

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