Definition of Amban
1. Noun. (context: now historical) A Chinese official under the Qing Dynasty, especially the ranking official or provincial governor in a semi-independent territory under Chinese rule. ¹
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Definition of Amban
1. a Chinese official [n -S]
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Literary usage of Amban
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Lhasa: An Account of the Country and People of Central Tibet and of the by Perceval Landon (1905)
"... camp was by this time pitched, and the amban paid Colonel Younghusband a formal visit. He and the Dalai Lama are the only two in Tibet who are allowed ..."
2. Chinese Central Asia: A Ride to Little Tibet by Henry Lansdell (1893)
"Call on the amban, 188. —Visiting mosques and Chinese temple, 189. ... The amban of Yarkand; The two districts of Chinese Turkistan, 200. ..."
3. The Pamirs: Being a Narrative of a Year's Expedition on Horseback and on by Charles Adolphus Murray Dunmore (1893)
"Arrival at Yarkand—Brilliant reception—Visit the amban—He returns the ... the Pamirs— Kashmir slaves—Our feast to the Merchants—The Aksakal and the amban. ..."
4. Mongolia the Tangut Country, and the Solitudes of Northern Tibet, Being a by Nikolaĭ Mikhaĭlovich Przhevalʹskiĭ, Henry Yule (1876)
"After the usual enquiries about our health and safe journey, the amban said that no Russian had ever before visited Ala-shan ; that he now for the RUINS OF ..."
5. Lhasa and Its Mysteries: A Record of the Expedition of 1903-1904 by Laurence Austine Waddell (1905)
"The amban paid the General a few visits in camp after conferences with the Mission. ... The amban was always very pleasant and charming in manner. ..."
6. The Marches of Hindustan: The Record of a Journey in Thibet, Trans-Himalayan by David Fraser (1907)
"The amban took a beautiful gold enamelled cup from an attendant, held it in both hands, bowed over it like a prima donna with a bouquet, and then set it ..."