Children of Far Cathay

Children of Far Cathay : A Social and Political Novel (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Children of Far Cathay: A Social and Political Novel IN this work I have endeavoured to give a true and unexaggerated description of the domestic life of the Chinese; of the ideas, customs and superstitions which influence and characterise them; of the unique and artistic beauty of their architecture; and particularly of the cruel system of bondage and extortion imposed upon them by their present rulers. The quaint tales, legends and proverbs related herein are essentially Oriental, and are in daily use among the people of the Middle Kingdom; indeed, without them this would not he a faithful delineation of Chinese life and character. The religious and political arguments advanced by the various characters introduced in the story do not necessarily coincide with the author's opinions, but are given as purely from a Chinese point of view. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 644g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243222998
  • 9780243222995