from the time he rejoined Government Service from Christas College, Cambridge, in 1893, as Assistant Secretary to the Government of Burma, he has shown a keen interest in Chinese affairs, and in 1897 he was sent to Peking for a year to perfect his knowledge of the Chinese language. Soon after his return he was appointed Government Burmese Translator
frontier was undisturbed although the French frontier in Toking was in a very troubled state. In 1900 there was a collision between the Chinese and British troops oni a disputed portion of the frontier, but Mr. Taw Sein Ko arranged a meeting between the Governor of Momein (Tengyueh) and the Deputy Commissioners of Bhamo and Myitkyina, by means
was abolished, he was given the position of Examiner in Chinese, and in 1906, when the designation of Government Archaeologist was altered to Superintendent of the Archaeological Survey, he was appointed to that office. Mr. Taw Sein Ko is a contributor to the a Indian Antiquary a of Bombay, on historical, philological, and antiquarian subjects, and to the
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in Rangoon, and later held the dual position Af Archaeologist and Adviser on Chinese affairs, for some twelve months. During the Boxer Rising in 1899-1900, Mr. Taw Sein Ko was Warden of the Burmese Frontier, his duty being to maintain friendly relations with the Chinese officials. How far he succeeded may be deduced from the fact that the British
of which matters which had threatened to give rise to serious complications between England and China were adjusted amicably. In 1902, Mr. Taw Sein Ko returned to his old duties as Assistant Secretary to the Government of Burma, and from 1903 to 1905 he was again Archaeologist and Adviser on Chinese Affairs. When the latter appointment
a Asiatic Quarterly Review,a published in London, on Chinese reforms and Far Eastern affairs. As a leading Buddhist, he assisted in the election and installation of the Buddhist Archbishop, and in the revival of the examinations in Buddhist Theology.
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