Dr. Perkins had just completed nearly a month-long journey on trains (!) that went through Siberia and Manchuria. He arrived first in Hankow (汉口: 武汉) and then took a Yangtze River Steamer to Nanking (南京) to begin studying the Chinese Language at Nanking Gin-Ling Language School <金陵華言學堂>.
These are some of his diaries (or memoirs) recording his experience in Nanking.
Dr. Edward Perkins' Experience in Nanking and
Learning Chinese at Nanking Language School: 1913–14
Dr. Perkins' mother, Ms. Mary E. D. Perkins, also visited him in the summer of 1913 after her son had settled in Nanking.
<1913年的夏天, 裴敬思醫生的母亲从美国也来到了南京. 她是来看她将要为中国贡献一生的儿子.>
Dr. Edward C. Perkins' Other Writings