Korea and Her Neighbors: A Narrative of Travel, with an Account of the Recent Vicissitudes and Present Position of the Country, Volume 1

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Revell, 1898 - Korea - 488 pages
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Page 15 - half frightened and wholly dazed, finds herself confronted with an array of powerful, ambitious, aggressive, and not always over-scrupulous powers, bent, it may be, on overreaching her and each other, forcing her into new paths, ringing with rude hands the knell of
Page 261 - 8vo. 14s. UNBEATEN TRACKS IN JAPAN INCLUDING VISITS TO THE ABORIGINES OF YEZO AND THE SHRINES OF NIKKO AND
Page xiii - I am anxious to claim and accept the fullest measure of personal responsibility for the opinions expressed, which, whether right or wrong, are wholly my own.
Page 67 - foreigner, must be dropped. The religion the Korean would accept is one which would show him how to get money without working for it. The indifference is extreme, the religious faculty is absent, there are no religious ideas to appeal to, and the moral teachings of Confucius have little influence with any class.
Page 197 - The whole display shows genius, though not of a high order. Among the infinite variety, one figure has deeply-set eyes, an aquiline nose, and thin lips; another a pug nose, squinting eyes, and a broad grinning mouth; one is Mongolian, another Caucasian, and another approximates to the Negro type. Here is a stout, jolly fellow, with
Page 14 - this unspeakable grooviness, this irredeemable, unreformed Orientalism, this parody of China without the robustness of race which helps to hold China together, that the ferment of
Page 183 - content with such fish as will run into crudely and easily constructed traps, set out along the shore, which only require attention for an hour or so each day.
Page 15 - for concessions, and bewildering her with reforms, suggestions, and panaceas, of which she sees neither the meaning nor the necessity.
Page 14 - Western leaven has fallen, and this feeblest of independent kingdoms, rudely shaken out of her sleep of centuries,
Page viii - Speaking from my own experience, I have no hesitation in saying that closer inquiry would dispel many of the illusions about the futility of missionary work that are, unfortunately, too common;

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