China by Harold Edward GorstChina by Harold Edward Gorst


byHarold Edward Gorst

Paperback | July 9, 2012

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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 edition. Excerpt: ...of u viceroy whose influence has become irksome to the central authorities. The fact that the entire blame is thrown upon a viceroy or governor for anything that goes wrong in the district under his control, whether it be the act of a subordinate or u defect in the administrative machinery, tends to make him particularly careful; and he is apt to come down heavily on an official who has risked his position by some malfeasance. It often happens that the situation can be saved by the instant dismissal of the offending mandarin; and the viceroy who has got into a scrape does not hesitate, lightly or wrongly, to offer up such a sacrifice with all possible speed. Viceroys are even blamed for accidental visitations, such as floods, famines, ami other misfortunes. On these occasions it is usual for them to sue for punishment; and they even go so far, sometimes, as to publish their contrition by placarding about an autographic account of their misdeeds. Namely, Shansi, Honan, and Shantung. For administrative purposes the provinces are divided into prefectures, departments, and districts; there are also larger areas called circuits, which generally include several prefectures and departments, and are placed under the control of a Taotai, or Intendant of Circuit. On an average each province contains about ten prefectures, or Fu, as they are termed by the Chinese: and the official who presides over the one in which the provincial capital is situated, is entitled the head prefect of the province. Under the prefect there are various sub-prefects who are specially appointed to look after particular functions, such as controlling coast or river defence, exercising jurisdiction in military matters, or keeping order amongst savage tribes and other unruly...
Title:ChinaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217187382

ISBN - 13:9780217187381