China: Its History, Arts and Literature

J. B. Millet, 1902

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Sivu 175 - Assuredly it is not foreign intercourse that is ruining China, but this dreadful poison. Oh, the grief and desolation it has wrought to our people! A hundred years ago the curse came upon us more blasting and deadly in its effects than the great Flood, or the scourge of the Fierce Beasts, for the waters assuaged after nine years, and the ravages of the man-eaters were confined to one place. Opium has I spread with frightful rapidity and heartrending results through the provinces.
Sivu 176 - Opium has spread with frightful rapidity and heart-rending results through the provinces. Millions upon millions have been struck down by the plague. To-day it is running like wildfire. In its swift, deadly course it is spreading devastation everywhere, wrecking the minds and eating away the strength and wealth of its victims. The ruin of the mind is the most woful of its many deleterious effects.
Sivu 221 - Western nations, and have declared that they are also "prepared to relinquish extra-territorial rights when satisfied that the state of the Chinese laws, the arrangements for their administration, and other considerations warrant...
Sivu 114 - ... exact the restitution, without troubling themselves as to whether it wounds the susceptibility of the people or is injurious to their interests. Besides there are fine houses belonging to the literates that they claim, and expel the proprietor from them at the shortest notice. But what is worst, and what wounds the dignity of the people, is that they often claim as their property Yamens, places of assembly, temples held in high respect by the literates and the inhabitants of the neighbourhood.
Sivu 223 - ... they believe in right so firmly that they scorn to think it requires to be supported or enforced by might.
Sivu 86 - Europeans continue to visit the rebel country for purposes of trade and are treated with civility. Large quantities of silk have been brought into Shanghai during the last fortnight, and trade seems in a flourishing state.
Sivu 174 - Take away your opium and your missionaries, and you will be welcome." At about the same time, Wensiang said to him—" Do away with your extraterritoriality clause, and merchant and missionary may settle anywhere and everywhere; but retain it, and we must do our best to confine you and our trouble to the treaty ports.
Sivu 223 - ... been so religiously obeyed or so fully and without exception given effect to, and it is in fact the keynote of their family, social, official, and national life, and because it is so ' their days are long in the land
Sivu 67 - So soon as peace shall have been restored, British vessels shall also be admitted to trade at such ports as far as Han-kow, not exceeding three in number, as the British Minister, after consultation with the Chinese Secretary of State, may determine shall be ports of entry and discharge.
Sivu 69 - ... communication with the Chinese authorities for the purpose of ascertaining what their means of resistance are, and the probabilities of their proving successful; and should you find them amenable to advice, you will point out to them such measures as circumstances may render expedient, and you, will place every obstruction in the way of the capture of the town by the rebels.

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