From the Manchu conquest to the recognition of the republic, A. D. 1913

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Sherman, French, 1913

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Pàgina 4 - In outline dim and vast Their fearful shadows cast The giant forms of empires on their way To ruin : one by one They tower and they are gone. Yet in the Prophet's soul the dreams of avarice stay. No sun or star so bright In all the world of light That they should draw to Heaven his downward eye : He hears th...
Pàgina 105 - I hope your health is good. China is a great empire, extending over a great part of the world. The Chinese are numerous. You have millions and millions of subjects. The twenty-six United States are as large as China, though our people are not so numerous. The rising sun looks upon the great mountains and great rivers of China. When he sets, he looks upon rivers and mountains equally large in the United States. Our territories extend from one great ocean to the other; and on the west we are divided...
Pàgina 104 - one of the turning points in the history of mankind, involving the welfare of all nations in its wide-reaching consequences." It consisted of thirteen articles, of which the principal provisions arranged for the transfer of Hongkong to the British crown; the payment of $21,000,000 indemnity (made up of $6,000,000 for the opium, $3,000,000 for debts due to British subjects, and $12,000,000 for the expenses of the campaign ) ; the opening, in addition to Canton, of the four ports of Amoy, Fuchow, Ningpo...
Pàgina 93 - Summer is past, and no rain has fallen. Not only do agriculture and human beings feel the dire calamity, but also beasts and insects, herbs and trees, almost cease to live. I, the minister of Heaven, am placed over mankind, and am responsible for keeping the world in order, and tranquillizing the people. Although it is now impossible for me to sleep or eat with composure ; although I am scorched with grief, and tremble with anxiety ; still, after all, no genial and copious showers have been obtained.
Pàgina 166 - The various powers cast upon us looks of tiger-like voracity, hustling each other in their endeavors to be the first to seize upon our innermost territories. They think that China, having neither money nor troops, would never venture to go to war with them. They fail to understand, however, that there are certain things...
Pàgina 182 - ... the overthrow of the Manchu dynasty, and the establishment of a Chinese Republic.
Pàgina 82 - Depraved young men without any fixed occupation used to meet together by night to smoke : it grew to be a custom with them. . . . In order to tempt new smokers to come, no charge was made for the first time. After some time they could not stay away and would come even if they forfeited all their property. Smokers were able to remain awake the whole night, and rejoiced as an aid to sensual indulgence. Afterwards they found themselves beyond the possibility of cure. If for one day they omitted smoking,...
Pàgina 97 - To sum up the whole matter; the nation has its laws; it is so everywhere. Even England has its laws. How much more the celestial empire! How flaming bright are its great laws and ordinances. More terrible than the awful thunderbolt ! Under this whole bright heaven, none dares to disobey them.
Pàgina 86 - With regard to those of your Majesty's subjects who for a long course of years have been in the habit of trading to our Empire, we must observe to you, that our Celestial...
Pàgina 93 - Some days ago, I fasted, and offered rich sacrifices on the altars of the gods of the land and the grain ; and had to be thankful for gathering clouds and slight showers ; but not enough to cause gladness. Looking up, I consider that Heaven's heart is benevolence and love. The sole cause is the daily deeper atrocity of my sins, but little sincerity, and little devotion. Hence I have been unable to move Heaven's heart, and bring down abundant blessings. " Having respectfully searched the records,...

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