February 8, 1877, Guo Songtao had an audience to Queen Victoria. He presented Letter of credence and apologized for the Margary Affair. London Times paid much attention for Guo. Guo is the first embassy in the late Qing as well as a person with precognition to the importance of Western learning. However, his contemporary people could hardly recognized him and frustrated him for the last years of his life. For details of his biographic information, you may refer to our research finding: Lu Pao-ch’ien, Chronological Biography of Kuo Sung-t’ao: Corrections and Supplementary Materials.
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