The Educational Conquest Of The Far East

Paperback | May 14, 2012

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 Excerpt: ...about 3,600,000 square miles, while the Empire of China has 5,000,000 square miles. This Empire includes one-fifth of the population of the world, and covers onetenth of the habitable globe. Immense and aged, Il6 Educational Conquests 1 Han Lin Papers, p. 9. 'Hundred Years of Missions, p. 307. this country owes its longevity, if not its extent, to the conserving power of the student body.1 Although the Chinese has none of the martial spirit of the Roman, yet Dr. W. A. P. Martin has called attention to the fact that "He has equalled the Roman in his conquests, and surpassed him in the permanence of his possessions." The mind of the nation has been bent for long cycles to the study of high politics, and surrounding nations and tribes have been readily absorbed. The Manchus, although foreigners, and still ruling in China, have not subjugated the customs, letters, or religion of the Empire. Even the title of the conquered state remains as before, Chung Kuo, the provincial home of the conquerors only bearing their name. Somewhat the same may be said of the descendants of Genghis Khan. For a time the Mongols ruled in China, imitating the civilization of the conquered, as the northern barbarians conquered and imitated Rome. Their home prairies were ultimately incorporated into the Empire, while their sons reverence the arts and letters of the Middle Kingdom. The Land of the Morning Calm was glad to pay tribute to China, and for centuries puzzled its Korean head over the Chinese classics. Confucian learning was for many cycles the touchstone of scholarship in Japan, Annam, and among those mountain peoples who flank the Persian and the Afghan domains. 1 Cycle of Cathay, p. 43. Democracy of Learning 117 Although many dialects are doing service in the Middle...

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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 Excerpt: ...about 3,600,000 square miles, while the Empire of China has 5,000,000 square miles. This Empire includes one-fifth of the popula...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:48 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:May 14, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217383998

ISBN - 13:9780217383998

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