|The spring of 1866, when he was appointed Secretary General of the British Customs Hart plans to return marriage to the Yamen, please leave six months, and suggested that the Qing government sent people to take the opportunity to go to the West with its own investigation. |
In Hart's arrangements, this first month, 63-year-old banner Bin Chun, Wen Guan rates with students Fengyi, Zhang Deyi, Yan Hui Ying and his son, wide, line five, after more than a month's voyage, arrived in France Marseille, has traveled to France, Britain, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia and other 15 countries in seven days and returned to Beijing in early October. This is the first time in modern Chinese government sent missions to visit Western countries.
History fortunate in that year, 63-year-old and 19-year-old Bin Chun Zhang Deyi, as we also left a little old and two kinds of observed Western perspective.