"These from the Land of Sinim.": Essays on the Chinese Question

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Chapman & Hall, 1901 - 254 sivua
 

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Sivu 55 - In fifty years' time there will be millions of Boxers in serried ranks and war's panoply, at the call of the Chinese government: there is not the slightest doubt of that!
Sivu 142 - Honor thy father and thy mother, been so religiously obeyed, or so fully and without exception given effect to, and it is in fact the keynote of their family, social, official, and national life, and because it is so, their days are long in the land God has given them.
Sivu 119 - The position the Chinese take up may be said to be this : " We did not invite you foreigners here," they say ; " you crossed the seas of your own accord and more or less forced yourselves on us. We generously permitted the trade you were at first satisfied with, but what return did you make ? To the trade we sanctioned you added...
Sivu 52 - You are all too anxious to awake us and start us on a new road, and you will do it ; but you will all regret it, for, once awake and started, we shall go fast and far — farther than you think — much farther than you want...
Sivu 61 - ... possessing these staples, and their innumerable native adjuncts, they do not need to buy a penny's- worth elsewhere; while their Empire is in itself so great, and they themselves so numerous, that sales to each other make up an enormous and sufficient trade, and export to foreign countries is unnecessary. This explains why sixty years of treaty trade have failed to reach the point the first treaty framers prophesied for it.
Sivu 123 - ... he knows that such and such is the way of doing things at home— therefore he condemns all Chinese otherness, and would put four hundred millions of people in the garments of forty; in short, his doxy is orthodoxy, and everything else is heterodoxy, and so intercourse, instead of being mutually beneficial, is the reverse, and instead of fastening and cementing friendly relations, is producing discord, ill feeling, and even enmity.1 This one-sided picture reflects the fact that Hart wrote it...
Sivu 142 - ... literature, and everywhere they have their literary clubs and coteries for learning and discussing each other's essays and verses ; they possess and practise an admirable system of ethics, and they are generous, charitable, and fond of good works; they never forget a...
Sivu 18 - Boxers to deal with, but on the i9th, we were surprised by a Circular Note from the Yamen (Chinese Foreign Office), stating that the foreign naval authorities at Tien-tsin were about to seize the Taku forts, and ordering Legations to quit Peking within twenty-four hours. The Legations replied, and represented to the Yamen that they knew nothing of the Taku occurrence — that they regretted any misunderstanding — and that they could not possibly quit, or make transport arrangements, on such short...
Sivu 6 - I, and men of the same stamp and standing, and their advice to the throne was to try conclusions with foreigners and yield no more to their demands. However mistaken may have been their reading of foreigners, and however wrong their manner of action, these men — eminent in their own country for their learning and services — were animated by patriotism, were enraged at foreign dictation, and had the courage of their convictions...
Sivu 121 - ... with them, and instead of the welcome their good intentions merit, localities and officials turn against them. When called on to indemnify them for losses, we find to our astonishment that it is the exactions of would-be millionaires we have to satisfy ! Your people are everywhere extra-territorialized ; but, instead of a grateful return for this ill-advised stipulation, they appear to act as if there were no laws in China, and this encourages native lawlessness and makes constant difficulties...

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