The Critic in the Orient

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Project Gutenberg's The Critic in the Orient, by George Hamlin FitchThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and withalmost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it, give it away orre-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License includedwith this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.orgTitle: The Critic in the OrientAuthor: George Hamlin FitchRelease Date: November 11, 2008 [EBook #27233]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE CRITIC IN THE ORIENT ***THE CRITICIN THE ORIENT The Taj Mahal at Taj MahalAgra. This Tomb,Built by Shah Jahanto Immortalize HisFavorite Wife, IsConceded to be theMost BeautifulBuilding in the World"Matchless, perfect inform, a miracleOf grace and tendernessand symmetry,Pearl-pure against thesapphire of thesky"THE CRITICIN THE ORIENTGEORGE HAMLIN FITCHAUTHOR OF"COMFORT FOUND IN GOOD OLD BOOKS""MODERN ENGLISH BOOKS OF POWER""THE CRITIC IN THE OCCIDENT" East is East and West is West andnever the twain shall meet,Till Earth and Sky stand presentlyat God's great Judgment Seat.—Kipling ILLUSTRATEDFROMPHOTOGRAPHS PAUL ELDER AND COMPANYPUBLISHERS • SAN FRANCISCO Copyright, 1913by Paul Elder and Company The chapters of thisbook appeared originally in theSunday supplement of the San Francisco Chronicle.The privilege of reproducing themhere is due to the courtesy ofM. H. de Young, Esq. The author is greatlyindebted to Isaac O. Upham, Esq.,for the ...

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GEORGE HAMLIN FITCH AUTHOR OF "COMFORT FOUND IN GOOD OLD BOOKS" "MODERN ENGLISH BOOKS OF POWER" "THE CRITIC IN THE OCCIDENT"
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THE CRITIC IN THE ORIENT
The Taj Mahal atTaj Mahal Agra. This Tomb, Built by Shah Jahan to Immortalize His Favorite Wife, Is Conceded to be the Most Beautiful Building in the World "Matchless, perfect in form, a miracle Of grace and tenderness and symmetry, Pearl-pure against the sapphire of the sky"
 
  
  
 
 
ILLUSTRATED FROM PHOTOGRAPHS
PAUL ELDER AND COMPANY PUBLISHERS • SAN FRANCISCO
Copyright, 1913 byPaul Elder and Company
The chapters of this book appeared originally in the Sunday supplement of the San FranciscoChronicle. The privilege of reproducing them here is due to the courtesy of M. H. de Young, Esq.
The author is greatly indebted to Isaac O. Upham, Esq., for the fine photographs which illustrate the section on Japan and for several photographs of Indian scenes
TO MY FELLOW TOURISTS ON THE MINNESOTA, WHOSE COMPANIONSHIP MADE MANY TEDIOUS JOURNEYS BY LAND AND SEA ENJOYABLE
CONTENTS
Introduction The Best Results of Travel in the Orient Japan, The Picture Country of the Orient First Impressions of Japan and the Life of the JapaneseThe Japanese Capital and its Parks and Temples—The Most Famous City of Temples in all JapanIn Kyoto, The Ancient Capital of JapanKobe, Osaka, The Inland Sea and NagasakiDevelopment of the Japanese Sense of BeautyConclusions on Japanese Life and CharacterWill the Japanese Retain Their Good Traits? Manila, Transformed by the Americans First Impressions of Manila and Its Picturesque PeopleAmerican Work in the Philippine IslandsScenes in the City of Manila and Suburbs. Hongkong, Canton, Singapore and Rangoon Hongkong, the Greatest British Port in the OrientA Visit to Canton in Days of Wild PanicSingapore, the Meeting Place of Many RacesStrange Night Scenes in the City of SingaporeCharacteristic Sights in Burma's Largest City. India, The Land of Temples, Palaces and Monuments Calcutta, the Most Beautiful of Oriental CitiesBathing, and Burning the Dead at BenaresLucknow and Cawnpore, Cities of the MutinyThe Taj Mahal, the World's Loveliest BuildingDelhi and Its Ancient Mohammedan RuinsScenes in Bombay When the King ArrivedReligion and Customs of the Bombay Parsees. Egypt, The Home of Hieroglyphs, Tombs and Mummies Picturesque Oriental Life as Seen in CairoAmong the Ruins of Luxor and KarnakTombs of The Kings at Ancient ThebesSailing Down the Nile on a Small SteamerBefore the Pyramids and the Sphinx. Hints for Travelers Some Suggestions That May Save the Tourist Time and Money. Bibliography Books Which Help One to Understand the Orient and Its People. Index
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