| Share
 

Évariste Régis Huc

Huc, Évariste Régis (āvärēstˈ rāzhēsˈ ük) [key], 1813–60, French Roman Catholic missionary and explorer, a Lazarist priest. In 1844 while in China on a mission, he and two companions began an overland trip from Beijing to Tibet. After enduring great hardships in the mountains, they reached Lhasa in 1846 but were promptly expelled for fear they would proselytize. Huc's account of his travels, first published in 1850, was abridged and translated by Julie Bedier as High Road in Tartary (1948).

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring