Massacres of Christians by heathen Chinese and horrors of the Boxers

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1900 - China - 612 pages
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Page 530 - The principles of the Christian religion, as professed by the Protestant and Roman Catholic Churches, are recognized as teaching men to do good and to do to others as they would have others do to them.
Page 578 - In ceremonial is summed up the whole soul of the Chinese, and to my mind the ' Book of Rites,' is the most exact and complete monograph that this nation can give of itself to the rest of the world. Its affections, if it has any, are satisfied by ceremonial ; its duties are fulfilled by means of ceremonial. Its virtues and vices are recognized by ceremonial ; the natural relations of created beings are essentially connected with ceremonial ; in a word, for it ceremonial is man, the man moral, the...
Page 350 - That from and after the expiration of ninety days next after the passage of this act, and until the expiration of ten years next after the passage of this act, the coming of Chinese laborers to the United States be, and the same is hereby, suspended; and during such suspension it shall not be lawful for any Chinese laborer to come, or, having so come after the expiration of said ninety days, to remain within the United States.
Page 350 - Whenever in the opinion of the Government of the United States, the coming of Chinese laborers to the United States, or their residence therein, affects or threatens to affect the interests of that country, or to endanger the good order of the said country or of any locality within the territory thereof, the Government of China agrees that the Government of the United States may regulate, limit, or suspend such coming or residence, but may not absolutely prohibit it.
Page 530 - Those who quietly profess and teach these doctrines shall not be harassed or persecuted on account of their faith. Any person, whether citizen of the United States or Chinese convert, who, according to these tenets, peaceably teaches and practices the principles, of Christianity shall in no case be interfered with or molested therefor.
Page 50 - Valley were joined in the latter part of 1892, so that there is now direct overland communication between Peking and Europe. The postal work of the Empire is carried on, under the Minister of War, by means of post-carts and runners. In the eighteen provinces are 8,000 offices for post-carts, and scattered over the whole of the Chinese territories are 2,040 offices for runners. There are also numerous private postal couriers, and during the winter a service between the office of the Foreign Customs...
Page 47 - ... to a pound sterling. By an Imperial decree, issued during 1890, the silver dollar coined at the new Canton mint is made current all over the Empire. It is of the same value as the Mexican and United States silver dollars, and as the Japanese silver yen. Foreign coins are looked upon but as bullion, and usually taken by weight, except at the treaty ports.
Page 51 - April, 1898, a 99 years' lease of the Bay of KwangChau-Wan, on the coast of the Lien-Chau peninsula, opposite the Island of Hainan. In November, 1899, China conceded to France the possession of the two islands commanding the entrance of the bay. This territory has been placed under the authority of the Governor-General of French Indo-China.
Page 526 - Get up, sir, and on the right See the morning star shines bright! Shake off slumber, and prepare Ducks and geese to shoot and snare. "All your darts and line may kill I will dress for you with skill. Thus a blithesome hour we'll pass, Brightened by a cheerful glass; While your lute its aid imparts To gratify and soothe our hearts.
Page 48 - Shan-hai-kuan, 147 miles, and thence along the coast, 113 miles, to Chen-Chou at the head ,of the Gulf of Liaotung. As the railway approaches Chen-Chou, two lines branch off, one of 7 miles from Kao Chiao to Tien Chiao Chang on the coast ; the other runs 30 miles inland from Nu Err Ho to the Nan Pao coal mines. The total length of line open from Pekin to Chen-Chou, including the two branches, in December, 1899, was 404 miles.

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