April 10, 1850, USA missionary W. A. P. Martin first arrived in China. Martin devoted himself in translating and knowledge transmissions. He introduced many Western things and contributed to the changes of knowledge and factual life in China. For example, today commonly used glass existed in China for a long time, however, for the common people, it was also thanks to Martin's introduction to popularize its uses. For details you may refer to our Bulletin: Cao Nanping, "Glass and Everyday Life in Late Qing and Early Republican China".
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