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The Project Gutenberg EBook of China, by
Demetrius Charles Boulger
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**Welcome To The World of Free Plain Vanilla
Electronic Texts**
**eBooks Readable By Both Humans and By
Computers, Since 1971**
*****These eBooks Were Prepared By Thousands
of Volunteers!*****
Title: ChinaAuthor: Demetrius Charles Boulger
Release Date: October, 2004 [EBook #6708] [Yes,
we are more than one year ahead of schedule]
[This file was first posted on January 17, 2003]
Edition: 10
Language: English
*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK CHINA ***
Produced by Anne Soulard, Charles Franks and
the Online Distributed Proofreading Team.
CHINA
BY DEMETRIUS CHARLES BOULGER
WITH A SUPPLEMENTARY CHAPTER OFRECENT EVENTS BY MAYO W. HAZELTINE
[Illustration: THE EMPEROR RECEIVING THE
DIPLOMATIC CORPS China Frontispiece]I DEDICATE THIS SHORT
HISTORY OF CHINA TO SIR
HALLIDAY MACARTNEY,
K.C.M.G. AS A SLIGHT
TRIBUTE OF PERSONAL
RESPECT AND ADMIRATION
FOR ONE WHO HAS
MAINTAINED THE RIGHT OF
CHINA TO BE TREATED BY
THE GOVERNMENTS OF
EUROPE WITH THE DIGNITY
AND CONSIDERATION THAT
BECOME A GREAT EMPIRE.
IF TO LORD MACARTNEY WE OWE THE FIRST
SUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO OBTAIN AUDIENCE
OF THE EMPEROR OF CHINA ON THE SAME
CONDITIONS AS THOSE ON WHICH FOREIGN
AMBASSADORS ARE RECEIVED AT
EUROPEAN COURTS, TO SIR HALLIDAY
MACARTNEY A SCION OF THE SAME FAMILY
CHINA OWES MUCH OF THE SUCCESS THAT
HAS ATTENDED HER DIPLOMACY IN FOREIGN
COUNTRIESCONTENTS
CHAP.
I. THE EARLY AGES
II. THE FIRST NATIONAL DYNASTY
III. A LONG PERIOD OF DISUNION
IV. THE SUNGS AND THE KINS
V. THE MONGOL CONQUEST OF CHINA
VI. KUBLAI AND THE MONGOL DYNASTY
VII. THE MING DYNASTY
VIII. THE DECLINE OF THE MINGS
IX. THE MANCHU CONQUEST OF CHINA
X. THE FIRST MANCHU RULER
XI. THE EMPEROR KANGHIXII. A SHORT REIGN AND THE BEGINNING OF
A LONG ONE
XIII. KEEN LUNG'S WARS AND CONQUESTS
XIV. THE COMMENCEMENT OF EUROPEAN
INTERCOURSE
XV. THE DECLINE OF THE MANCHUS
XVI. THE EMPEROR TAOUKWANG
XVII. THE FIRST FOREIGN WAR
XVIII. TAOUKWANG AND HIS SUCCESSOR
XIX. THE SECOND FOREIGN WAR
XX. THE TAEPING REBELLION
XXI. THE REGENCY
XXII. THE REIGN OF KWANGSU
THE WAR WITH JAPAN AND SUBSEQUENT
EVENTS
THE FUTURE OF CHINALIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
Frontispiece—The Emperor Receiving the
Diplomatic Corps
Hong Kong
Canton—The Flower Pagoda
Kang, the Reformer