Contemporary Politics in the Far East

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byStanley Kuhl Hornbeck

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...the latest decade we find Russia and Japan joining hands for the mutual promotion of both their common and their respective interests at the expense of China. But how about the ultimate division of the spoils? China has had the professed friendship of Russia and then that of Japan forced upon her. She has paid each for the defense of a shadow--the shadow of sovereign rights in Manchuria. And now who are the rulers of Manchuria? Whether the Cassini Convention of 1896 was a myth or a reality, and what it contained if the latter, need not concern us now. China and Russia did in 1896 agree.' ". ».; j.. upon the establishing of the Chinese Eastern Railway.;j " Company; the Russo-Chinese Bank was formed and became a powerful political instrument in the hands of the Russian government; China did grant Russia the right to project the Trans-Siberian railway across North Manchuria, and, eighteen months later, to build an extension southward to Port Arthur. While these sundry advances were being made by Ja-"'i: pan, France, England, and Russia, the German government was moved to the conclusion that Germany ought at the earliest possible moment to acquire a naval base and establish a sphere of influence in China. An intimation that such a policy was under consideration was given in the Reichstag in 1896. Shantung Province was decided upon as the region to be sought. The murder of two German missionaries in Shantung in November, 1897, furnished the occasion for action. A German fleet at once took possession of Kiaochow Bay, demands were made upon the Chinese government, and Prince Henry of Prussia was dispatched to negotiate a settlement, the Emperor speeding him on his way with the famous "mailed fist" injunction. On March 6, 1898, the convention was...

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...the latest decade we find Russia and Japan joining hands for the mutual promotion of both their common and their respec...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217196837

ISBN - 13:9780217196833

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