The Long White Mountain, Or, A Journey in Manchuria: With Some Account of the History, People, Administration and Religion of that Country

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1888 - Ethnology - 502 pages
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Account by H.E.M. James of the exploration of China by James, Francis Younghusband, and Harry English Fulford in 1885-1886. During his service in the Indian Civil Service from 1865 to 1900, James traveled to China in 1885 with Younghusband and Fulford to explore Manchuria and the Changbai Mountains. The account includes much detail on the local peoples and customs, and constitutes an important source of historical information on the region. Also included are appendices on opium, political corruption, and earlier expeditions.

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Page 236 - Not that fair field Of Enna, where Proserpine gathering flowers, Herself a fairer flower by gloomy Dis Was gathered, which cost Ceres all that pain To seek her through the world...
Page 324 - Like the leaves of the forest when Summer is green, That host with their banners at sunset were seen ; Like the leaves of the forest when Autumn hath blown, That host on the morrow lay withered and strown.
Page 54 - If the said barbarian eye throws in private letters, I the governor, will not at all receive or look at them. With regard to the barbarian factory of the company without the walls of the city, it is a place of temporary residence for barbarians coming to Canton to trade. They are permitted only to eat, sleep, buy and sell in the factories. They are not permitted to bring up wives and daughters ; nor are they permitted to go out to ramble about.
Page 157 - And they learnt to carve statues, and build temples, which are still among the wonders of the world; and many another wondrous thing God taught them, for which we are the wiser this day. For you must not fancy, children, that because these old Greeks were heathens, therefore God did not care for them, and taught them nothing. The Bible tells us that it was not so, but that God's mercy is over all His works, and that He understands the hearts of all people, and fashions all their works.
Page 22 - ... declining state of health, and had become so nervous and irritable that he almost entirely secluded himself from public view. There had been considerable difficulty in obtaining his consent to the bill, and, after he had given it, he was filled with alarm for the consequences.
Page 11 - In the neighbourhood of a place where peoples of three surnames were at war he disembarked, and was breaking off willow branches, when one of the warriors, coming to draw water, saw him. Amazed at his strange appearance, the warrior hastily retired to inform the people of the remarkable man he had seen. The curious people went to the bank and asked his name and surname, to whom he replied : " I am the son of the heavenly maiden Fokolun, ordained by heaven to restore peace among you...
Page 6 - Portuguese subjects, who, without carrying merchandise, should like to go to the interior of China must have passports issued by their consuls and countersigned by the local authorities. The bearer of the passport must produce the same when demanded ; and the passport not being irregular, he will be allowed to proceed and no opposition shall be offered, especially to his hiring persons or vessels for the carriage of his baggage or merchandise.
Page 61 - China alone was competent to decide ; but when they resorted to measures unjust and unlawful, confined our innocent countrymen, and insulted the Sovereign in the person of her representative, then he thought the time had arrived when it was fit that we should interfere.
Page 66 - He shall not be called upon to perform any ceremony derogatory to him as representing the Sovereign of an independent nation on a footing of equality with that of China. On the other hand, he shall use the same forms of ceremony and respect to His Majesty the Emperor as are employed by the Ambassadors, Ministers, or Diplomatic Agents of Her Majesty towards the Sovereigns of independent and equal European nations.
Page 12 - Aisin-Gioro, in spite of his heavenly birth, was put to death by his people, and only his youngest son, Fancha, escaped by the aid of a magpie, which alighted on his head as he ran and made his pursuers think him the stump of a tree. Fancha...

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