Huc, Évariste Régis

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).

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