Juan González de MendozaJuan González de Mendoza, O.S.A. (1545 – 14 February 1618) was the author of one of the earliest Western histories of China. Published by him in 1586, ''Historia de las cosas más notables, ritos y costumbres del gran reyno de la China'' (''The History of the Great and Mighty Kingdom of China and the Situation Thereof'') is an account of observations several Spanish travelers in China. An English translation by Robert Parke appeared in 1588 and was reprinted by the Hakluyt Society in two volumes, edited by Sir George T. Staunton, Bart. (London, 1853–54).
González de Mendoza's ''Historia'' was mostly superseded in 1615 by the work of much more informed Jesuit missionaries who actually lived in China, Matteo Ricci and Nicolas Trigault, ''De Christiana expeditione apud Sinas''. Much of González de Mendoza's work was plagiarised from Escalante's ''Discurso de la navegacion'' Provided by Wikipedia
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