In Korea with Marquis Ito: Part I. A narrative of personal experiences ; Part II. A critical and historical inquiry, Parts 1-2

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Longmans, Green, 1908 - Japan - 477 pages
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Page 241 - Reciprocal recognition of Japan's preponderating interests in Korea and Russia's special interests in railway enterprises in Manchuria, and of the right of Japan to...
Page 390 - Think not that I came to send peace on the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. For I came to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law: and a man's foes shall be they of his own household.
Page 241 - A mutual engagement to respect the independence and territorial integrity of the Chinese and Korean empires, and to maintain the 'open door' in these countries; and (2) a reciprocal recognition of Japan's preponderating interests in Korea and of Russia's special interests in Manchuria. These demands were not altered in any very important way by Japan during all the subsequent negotiations.
Page 226 - Russia mutually engage not to take any measure regarding the nomination of military instructors and financial advisers without having previously arrived at a mutual accord on the subject.
Page 472 - The Korean Government shall engage as financial adviser to the Korean Government a Japanese subject recommended by the Japanese Government, and all matters concerning finance shall be dealt with after his counsel has been taken.
Page 472 - Government shall previously consult the Japanese Government in concluding treaties and conventions with foreign powers, and in dealing with other important diplomatic affairs, such as the grant of concessions to or contracts with foreigners.
Page 226 - Article I — The imperial governments of Japan and Russia definitely recognize the sovereignty and entire independence of Korea, and mutually engage to refrain from all direct Interference In the internal affairs of that country.
Page 200 - Kang-hua treaty the nature of Korea's relation to China was a puzzle to Western nations. They were told, at one and the same time, that Korea, " though a vassal and tributary state of China, was entirely independent as far as her government, religion, and intercourse with foreign states were concerned," a condition of things hardly compatible with our ideas of either absolute dependence or complete independence.
Page 81 - The respective Ministers of State shall give their advice to the Emperor, and be responsible for it. All Laws, Imperial Ordinances, and Imperial Rescripts of whatever kind, that relate to the affairs of the State, require the countersignature of a Minister of State.
Page 200 - In relation to this request we may observe, that although Corea is regarded as a country subordinate to China, yet she is wholly independent in everything that relates to her government, her religion, her prohibitions, and her laws ; in none of these things has China hitherto interfered.

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