Signs and Portents in the Far East by Everard CotesSigns and Portents in the Far East by Everard Cotes

Signs and Portents in the Far East

byEverard Cotes

Paperback | February 6, 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. 1907. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII THE OUTLOOK THE new tact from which all inference must proceed, is that the situation in the Far East has resolved itself, since the Russo-Japanese War, into a question of difficulties and dangers arising from the peoples of the Far East and from no one else. These difficulties and dangers can be associated only with Japan and China, which are now masters of the fate of the Mongolian race. So much stands clear. Japan has become one of the Great Powers, though still poor, and not possessed of that vast population which renders the potentialities of China so overwhelming. The unaided martial energy of the forty-five million subjects of the Mikado, however well directed, need never upset the equilibrium of the world. Japan must exercise rigid economy for another ten years to wipe off the burden of financial indebtedness imposed upon her by war with Russia. She has undertaken a heavy and protracted task in the government of Korea. Her administration of Formosa, though successful after a long period of costly friction and rebuff, puts i serious drain upon her manhood. The Japanese entertain an entirely legitimate ambition to becoiE the England of the Far East, and to beat European nations in their own arts of industry and commerce They are pressing forward in this direction persistently. Their achievements are great and their possibilities are greater, though limited in many ways. Their aims are not altruistic, and their commercial methods are open to objection; bi2 they remain capable of combining efficiently witi Great Britain and America in the one thing essen tial, which is the maintenance of open markets in China. Japan has attained uneasy eminence. Her success in curbing the aggression of Russia in Manchuria is resented by the whole of Conti...
Title:Signs and Portents in the Far EastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217993583

ISBN - 13:9780217993586