Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pages Number: 1825 Publisher: Shanghai Bookstore Publishing House; 1 (July 1. 2006). Thomas s History of Foreign Relations of the Chinese Empire. a total of three volumes. Volume I published in 1910 In the remaining two volumes published in 1918. Thomas (1855-1933) is an American graduate of Harvard University. he went to China a long time in China under the control of the British Hurd customs services.