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Chinese Sketches: Life in 19th Century China
     

Chinese Sketches: Life in 19th Century China

by Herbert A. Giles
 
It seems to be generally believed that the Chinese, as a nation, are an immoral, degraded race; that they are utterly dishonest, cruel, and in every way depraved; that opium, a more terrible scourge than gin, is now working frightful ravages in their midst; and that only the forcible diffusion of Christianity can save the Empire from speedy and overwhelming ruin. An

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It seems to be generally believed that the Chinese, as a nation, are an immoral, degraded race; that they are utterly dishonest, cruel, and in every way depraved; that opium, a more terrible scourge than gin, is now working frightful ravages in their midst; and that only the forcible diffusion of Christianity can save the Empire from speedy and overwhelming ruin. An experience of eight years has taught me that, with all their faults, the Chinese are a hardworking, sober, and happy people, occupying an intermediate place between the wealth and culture, the vice and misery of the West.

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ISBN-13:
9781449592233
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/09/2009
Pages:
178
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.38(d)

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