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Early China Coast MeteorologyThe Role of Hong Kong$
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P. Kevin MacKeown

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789888028856

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.001.0001

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A Jesuit Conspiracy

A Jesuit Conspiracy

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(p.173) 7 A Jesuit Conspiracy
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Early China Coast Meteorology
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P. Kevin MacKeown

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Hong Kong University Press
DOI:10.5790/hongkong/9789888028856.003.0007

This chapter examines the Hong Kong Observatory director August William Doberck's conflict with the Jesuit fathers leading to the construction of other observatories in Asia. These Jesuit fathers include Marc Dechevrens of the Shanghai Observatory and Federico Faura of the Manila Observatory. This chapter also discusses the possible problems for meteorologists in Asia caused by the wars in the last decade of the nineteenth century.

Keywords:   Hong Kong Observatory, August William Doberck, Jesuit fathers, Marc Dechevrens, Federico Faura, meteorologists, war, Asia

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