Asiatic Studies, Religious And Social (volume 1)

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bySir Alfred Comyn Lyall

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. PERMANENT DOMINION IN ASIA. Mr Pearson's prediction that China would become a dominant military power--Mr Curzon's views to the contrary--Question whether European dominion in Asia will expand or eventually contract--Chinese emigration--Have conquering races been accompanied by their women?--If not, is assimilation with subject Asiatic races possible 1--Effect of assimilation and non-assimilation or permanency of dominion--The case of China--Political position and prospect of the Chinese empire--Present condition of Asiatic States--European domination in Asia--Administration from a distant metropolis--Difficulty of acclimatisation--The religious question--Possibility of China's revival. In Mr George Curzon's admirable book on "The Problems of the Par East" (Japan, Korea, China), the twelfth chapter is entitled "The Destinies of the Par East," a very attractive subject of political speculation, which is rising rapidly into prominent importance. The empires which, outside Eussia, divide the dominion of Far Eastern Asia are Japan and China. Por Japan Mr Curzon predicts a very considerable development of position and power, especially in regard to checking the spread of European influence on that side of the Pacific Ocean; although, writing before the war began, he held it to be a necessary condition of Japan's free expansion that "she should not come into sustained collision with her old and hereditary antagonist China." But China is the country whose destinies stand in the foreground of the discussion; and Mr Curzon takes occasion to contest the conclusions of the late Mr Charles Pearson, who in his work upon "National Life and Character" prophesied that the Chinese would become a dominant military power in Eastern Asia and beyond. Looking to t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. PERMANENT DOMINION IN ASIA. Mr Pearson's prediction that China would become a dominant military power--Mr Curzon'...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217725392

ISBN - 13:9780217725392

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