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A SHORT

HISTORY OF CHINA

BEING AN ACCOUNT FOR THE GENERAL READER OF AN

ANCIENT EMPIRE AND PEOPLE

BY

DEMETRIUS CHARLES BOULGER

Author of the History of China" " England and Russia in

Central AsiaEvc Eve

LONDON

W H ALLEN & CO LIMITED

13 WATERLOO PLACE SW

Publishers to the India Office

1893

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AS A SLIGHT TRIBUTE OF PERSONAL RESPECT AND ADMIRATION FOR ONE WHO HAS

MAINTAINED THE RIGHT OF CHINA TO BE TREATED BY THE GOVERNMENTS

OF EUROPE WITH THE DIGNITY AND CONSIDERATION THAT BECOME A

GREAT EMPIRE.

IF TO LORD MACARTNEY WE OWE THE FIRST SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN

AUDIENCE OF THE EMPEROR OF CHINA ON THE SAME CONDITIONS AS THOSE
ON WHICH FOREIGN AMBASSADORS ARE RECEIVED AT EUROPEAN COURTS, TO

SIR HALLIDAY MACARTNEY,

A SCION OF THE SAME FAMILY,

CHINA

OWES MUCH OF THE SUCCESS THAT HAS ATTENDED HER DIPLOMACY IN

FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

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