Quaint Corner Of Ancient Empires; Southern India, Burma, And Manila by Michael Myers ShoemakerQuaint Corner Of Ancient Empires; Southern India, Burma, And Manila by Michael Myers Shoemaker

Quaint Corner Of Ancient Empires; Southern India, Burma, And Manila

byMichael Myers Shoemaker

Paperback | February 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 Excerpt: ... LOOKING BACKWARD Present State of Japan--Effect of the Chinese War--Fear of the Foreign Residents--Eastern Races versus the American Negro--Scene in Florida--Japanese Application of Western Civilisation--Their Steamships--The Chinese Prisoners--Fair Play Unknown--Filipinos Compared to Japanese. JAPAN stands to-day at the portals of a new life. During the coming summer she will be acknowledged by the great nations as an equal, and will enter upon a most critical period in her national existence. How will she handle herself? Will she select the road to comparative peace, or will she imitate her powerful neighbour--Russia? No nation holds more friendly feelings towards the " land of the morning" and its people than America, and much that I shall note is in direct opposition to the generally accepted ideas of our people concerning that nation, but travellers in those islands to-day will generally agree with what I shall state. They will each and all of them express their doubts--grave doubts--as to the outcome of the near future. Passing along, one must note many things which will not produce a favourable impression. The treatment of the people by the police savours more of the absolute unreasoning power of Russia than of that to which Americans are accustomed from those servants of the law in their own land. Those of my readers who have visited Russia will understand how much this portends. As for the people, if a man is so unfortunate as to come into actual conflict with any of them, their manner of attack will confirm his opinion that the race is far from civilised. One is struck with the idea that Japan is in a comatose state just now. Yokohama has not improved at all in ten years, and the English and Americans look forward with growing forebodings to July ...
Title:Quaint Corner Of Ancient Empires; Southern India, Burma, And ManilaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217538088

ISBN - 13:9780217538084