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date: 26 March 2019

Xú Xiákè 徐霞客 1587–1641—Explorer and travel writer; discoverer of source of the Yangzi River Alternate name: given name: Hóngzǔ 弘祖 

Source:
The Berkshire Dictionary of Chinese Biography
Author(s):
Julian WardJulian WARD

SummaryXu Xiake was the most famous travel writer and explorer of pre-modern China. During the late Ming dynasty, he ...

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