That an occupant of the Celestial Throne should fall into the hands of the barbarians was an unprecedented catastrophe. Nora C. Buckley describes how the situation was cleverly dealt with by his ministers.
Father Ricci spent many years on his mission near Canton. Nora C. Buckley describes how, eventually, this Jesuit's skills in mathematics and astronomy were welcomed in Peking.
Nora C. Buckley describes how a soldier from the Azores became a Jesuit priest in India and how his extensive travels proved that ‘Cathay’ was in fact China.
During the seventh century AD a Celestial Emperor’s concubine herself became Empress; in effect, she ruled China for 50 years.
Nora C. Buckley explains how, during the 15th century, Chinese seafarers were active in Indian and African trade.