The educational conquest of the Far East by Robert Ellsworth LewisThe educational conquest of the Far East by Robert Ellsworth Lewis

The educational conquest of the Far East

byRobert Ellsworth Lewis

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...importance. Daily life, the newspapers, and the problems 118 Power of Literati of government constantly give evidence of the power of literary men. In the spring of 1898, there was a scarcity of rice in the large city of Ningpo. As rice is the main article of food, this scarcity raised the price, and threatened to produce a condition of semi-starvation among the people. In addition to this, the taxation in the hands of the local publicans was very grievous, and 3,000 of the tiers-etats organized themselves into a party of remonstrants. The city Custom House was torn to the ground. The Court House or Yamen of the city judge was visited, and as justice was not done them, the Court House was destroyed, and the mob proceeded to the Taotai's Yamen, inaccurately described (as is the case with all such analogies), as the Mayor's official residence, where a small battle occurred with the soldiers. Getting no redress at the Custom's, the Judge's or the Mayor's, the remonstrants decided as a last resort to visit the chief scholar of this city of 300,000 people. He was considered to be able to right their wrongs when others could not or would not. On reaching this final court of appeal, they found that the scholar, preferring not to arbitrate the question, had left his residence, which, by the way of reminder, was razed to the ground! Having done all that was on the programme, the rioters dispersed, and after suitable delay the demands of the people were met by the authorities. All office-holders are literati; but the position of the non-office-holding literati is even more signifiPatriotism of Students 119 cant, as shown in the preceding incident and the one which follows. The Shanghai Taotai decided to build a macadamized carriage road from the new...
Title:The educational conquest of the Far EastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021738398X

ISBN - 13:9780217383981