An Official Guide to Eastern Asia, Trans-continental Connections Between Europe and Asia ...

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Page 3 - T'ang dynasty and the beginning of the Sung [in the revised edition, this was changed to "in the middle of the North Sung dynasty"], literary standards reverted to simplicity and reality, and the tradition of vigorous effort and practical action was revived. During the Ming and Ch'ing dynasties, thinking was shackled by the "eight-legged...
Page 251 - ... trunk line of the Chosen Railways is situated on the left bank of the Yalu River, and is reached in a few minutes from Antung, on the opposite side by crossing the famous Yalu Bridge. The bridge is 3,090 feet long and 32 feet wide. Of its width, 8 ft. on each side is taken up by a footway and 16 ft. by the railway track in the middle. The central section of the bridge is made to swing on a pivot to allow large vessels to pass up and down the stream. The bridge was opened to traffic in 1911.
Page 328 - Have you any commission for London ? Are you going to London ? Yes. Is there any thing that I can do for you there ? You are very kind. When do you think of going ? I set out to-morrow morning. Do you go by the stagecoach ? No. I have ordered a postchaise. I am going by the railway. How long do you mean to stay there ? When shall you be back again ? I think of staying four or flve days.
Page 256 - Hcijyo, or Pingyang, the oldest city and for centuries the capital of the Korean Kingdom, is situated on the edge of a great plain on the banks of the River Daido. It is surrounded by walls, pierced by five gates. This part of North Chosen, with Heijyo as its centre, was earliest opened to the influences of civilization, and both in Heijyo and the neighbouring towns there are still found many sites having interesting historical associations. According to tradition as early as the 12th century before...
Page 18 - ... rich in great, level, fertile plains, adapted for agriculture on an extensive system. The total area of arable land is roughly estimated at 20,000,000 acres. The cultivated area in South Manchuria is estimated at Я, 000,000 acres, and the number of people engaged in farming as close to 2,700,000.
Page 1 - Thanks to the friendly co-operation of the Chinese, Russian, and Japanese authorities in the management of railways, in the introduction of sanitary measures, as well as in establishing schools and developing industries, Manchuria is fast becoming a busy route of traffic and travel between Europe and East Asia, and a land of peace and prosperity.
Page 206 - Korean as in the Japanese, the first place is occupied by the nominative case, the second by the objective or other cases, and the last by the verb. The adjective precedes the noun, and the adverb the verb. Prepositions are placed after the nouns to which they refnr. Conjunctions and iuterogative particles are found at the end of the clause or sentence to which they belong.
Page 151 - The place where the city of Dairen now stands was until a few years ago the insignificant village of Ching-ni-wa, In 1896 the Russians secured a concession to build a railway through Manchuria; and in the following year they obtained the lease of Port Arthur...
Page 218 - Chosen, the once famous name was again restored. The new King paid tribute to the Ming Dynasty and adopted the learning and laws of China. The following hundred years was known as the Golden Age of the Li Dynasty : colleges were established throughout the country, also a foundry for making type for printing Chinese books ; a public hall was built where the classics were expounded; Unmun, the Korean Phonetic Letters, were invented ; the...
Page 151 - Kuantung, and the city became the actual administrative centre of the peninsula. Being the southern terminus of the South Manchuria Railway Dairen has rapidly become a great entrepot of merchandise and from its connection by railway with Europe and by steamship with Shanghai, is destined to occupy a position of great importance as a trade centre of the Far East. The South Manchuria Railway Company — whose chief offices, railway works, engineering shops and southern terminus are at Dairen — is...

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