Life Among The Chinese; With Characteristic Sketches And Incidents Of Missionary Operations And…

Paperback | January 15, 2012

byRobert Samuel Maclay

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1861. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... port. History furnishes many instances of similar presentiments that have been fulfilled, and the circumstances of the present case forcibly remind us of that expectation which prevailed throughout the world when, " in the fullness of time," the Saviour was born. Secondly, we may refer to the palpable weakness of the present government of China. We hope not to be misunderstood in introducing this topic. It is not our design to decry the present government of that great country; its abrogation is not at all essential to our line of argument. Its form is probably better suited to the character of the Chinese than any other that could be devised, and it is altogether unlikely that any succeeding dynasty would essentially modify it. The reigning dynasty is, perhaps, as liberal and enlightened as we could rationally expect. We believe foreign diplomatists find, on personal acquaintance, that the Tartar portion of the officers of China are less bigoted and arbitrary than those who are of Chinese origin. After all, however, the fact remains that hitherto the policy of the present dynasty has been antiforeign and antichristian; and it is entirely probable that the present emperor, if he had the power, would gladly carry out this exclusive policy to the furthest limit. Traditionally identified with such a policy, and persistently refusing to receive truthful information concerning other parts of the world, it is matter for gratulation that his power is unequal to his will, and that a consciousness of weakness constrains him now to adopt a line of policy for which, hitherto, justice and humanity have pleaded in vain. Poverty and official corruption are POLITICAL CORRUPTION. the powerful agencies operating to exhaust the resources of the present dynasty. It is saddening to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1861. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... port. History furnishes many instances of similar presentiments that have been fulfilled, and the circumstances of the present case f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217231853

ISBN - 13:9780217231855

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