The International Review Volume 6

The International Review Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...and transports anchored in the Gulf of Pochili in a single day; some twenty thousand English and French troops were landed; and the forts were taken. There remained thousands of the presumedly invincible Tartar cavalry, but a company of Probyn's or Fane's horse--six-foot Sikhs mounted on splendid Arabs--having been sent after them, came back and reported that the Chinamen were like moorjec (fowl)--' very hard to catch, and of no use when caught." San-ko-lin-sin, the great Tartar general, sent despatch after despatch to Pekin, saying that he was sweeping the barbarians from the earth; but he followed the last despatch himself, and then, just as the officer commanding the siege batteries had his watch in his hand, and the fine division of the present Lord Napier of Magdala was drawn up for the assault, the gates were thrown open, and this hitherto mystical city was at the mercy of the conqueror. After these wars came new treaties, each giving greater privileges than the last; and as soon as England had made one, in came the other nations, including our own, and did likewise--securing in all cases what is called the " favored nation clause," a stipulation that the country shall have any rights or favors which may be granted to any other. Thus we have the American policy in China in a nutshell. When the work has been done we have stepped in and helped to possess the land. I desire to guard myself from the imputation of giving a pessimist coloring to the foregoing, of putting forward grievances, or of demanding any new adjustment of our interests. It is well to state things exactly as they are, and one can hope that time may remedy wrongs and shortcomings. There are three statements, however, which it is well to make as plainly and strongly as...show more

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  • Paperback | 308 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 553g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236674871
  • 9781236674876