Forum Volume 38

Forum Volume 38

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...the Celestial Empire. Viewed from a strategical point, the five frontiers or semi-frontier posts, Manchuli, Aigun, Khailar, Hunchun, and Ninguta, when converted into marts of international trade, will prove a serious obstacle to Russian aggression upon Manchuria, for. through them, the frontier armaments and nnlitary activi ties of the Muscovite in the Far East will be readily exposed to the world at large.. The remaining eleven towns include most of the important trade entrepots in the maritime province and interior of Manchuria. Liaoyang, probably the oldest town in the Easterri Three Provinces, lies astride of the railway commanding the fertile Liao valley, which, famous with giant crops of kao-liang, or the tall millet, veritably flows with milk and honey. Tieling, Hsin-min-tun, Fakumen, and Tung-kiang-tsu are also situated more or less closely to the Liao River, the greatest trade artery in Manchuria, down which the produce of the far interior of that country and Eastern Mongolia are carried to the port of Newchang. About half way between Tieling and Harbin is the prosperous city of Chang-chun (Kuan-cheng-tsu), which is aptly called the clearing-house of inland Manchuria, being the distributing centre for trade to and from Kirin, Hei-lung-kiang, and Eastern Mongolia. Eighty-four miles from this trade depot is the old city of Kirin, the capital of the province of the same name, which, situated in the heart of a splendid timbered country, is so famous for the building of boats and junks that it is well styled the "dockyard." Finally, we come to the famous railway city of Harbin, which is the key of the Eastern Chinese railway, and its brains, ordering the coming and going of every truck and car. The opening of these more

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  • Paperback | 252 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 458g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236851501
  • 9781236851505