A Sketch of Chinese History

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Kelly & Walsh, 1908 - China - 224 pages

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Page 136 - The first war with China was but the beginning of a struggle between the extreme East and the West, the East refusing to treat on terms of equality, diplomatically or commercially, with Western nations, and the West insisting on its right to be so treated. All attempts at peaceful negotiations had failed, and the only resource left seemed to be the appeal to war.
Page 131 - trade to other parts of the Chinese dominions. It is obvious that, with a view to the attainment of this object, the establishment of direct communications with the
Page 131 - trade at Canton, it will be one of your principal objects to ascertain whether it may not be practicable to extend
Page 10 - is said to have taught the people to fish with nets, to rear domestic animals, and to use the lute and lyre; to have instituted laws of marriage, and to have invented a system of writing by using
Page 7 - with a chisel in one hand and a mallet in the other, engaged in splitting and shaping the rocks. He is believed to have worked for
Page 38 - allotted a piece of land for its exclusive use. They were uncultured and had no written language. Their children, when mere babies, were taught to ride on the backs of sheep, and to shoot
Page 136 - It is to be regretted perhaps, that the war is generally known as the Opium War, for although the destruction of the opium was made by the British Government a casus belli, yet, apart from the opium traffic, there were causes leading inevitably to an open rupture between the two nations. The
Page 157 - payment of a single charge, to be calculated as nearly as possible at the rate of 2^ per cent ad valorem.
Page 205 - special reference to the governments and institutions of the countries of the five great continents, and a knowledge "of the arts and sciences thereof.
Page 125 - ships retaliated, and after silencing the guns of the battery, landed a force, took possession of the forts, and hoisted the British colours.

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