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Sax Rohmer, was a prolific English novelist. He is best remembered for his series of novels featuring the master criminal Dr. Fu Manchu. The virtual Chinese character - Dr. Fu Manchu was shown in the book named Dr. Fu Manchu meet Sherlock Holmes for the first time in 1875. In 1913, this figure has been the main character in Sax's books. This vitual Chinese character reflected the westeners' worries about 'Yellow Peril'.  The figure seems dangerous and  treacherous.

But what is the real impression when westeners meet Chinese for the first time? In 1792, the British government send George Macartney to China to establish a trade relationship. Although Geoage's mission faild, they took back the precious first-hand materials of China and Chinese people. William Alexander, the painter of George's diplomatic corps painted many pictures of Chinese with his accurate observation.The collection of these pictures which named "the dress and manners of the Chinese" was published in 1814. This collection can be seen as the first impression when westerners meet Chinese.

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