Ridpath's Universal History; An Account of the Origin, Primitive Condition, and Race Development of the Greater Divisions of Mankind, and Also of the Principal Events in the Evolution and Progress of Nations from the Beginnings Volume 7

Ridpath's Universal History; An Account of the Origin, Primitive Condition, and Race Development of the Greater Divisions of Mankind, and Also of the Principal Events in the Evolution and Progress of Nations from the Beginnings Volume 7

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...remain to be treated of hereafter. The latter belong to the Malayo-Chinese development, while the Japanese, to whom we now turn our attention, belong to the northeastern division of the Asiatic Mongoloids. Should we follow this Japanese stream backward to the point of its divergence from the southwestern source we should have to go westward into the highlands of Central Asia, between Thibet and Ethnic outlines and place of the Japanese. NIPPON. Tartary, and, perhaps, still further into Beluchistan. Nevertheless, the Japanese race is far from a common _ _ _ _ Geographical original with the Chinese. originofthe Geographical proximity, stock no less than the importance of the peoples under consideration, suggests their consideration in this place. The Japanese empire is called by the natives Dai Nippon, or Great Japan. It consists geographically Nam_eandfm__ and primarily of the great eign names of island of Nippon, or Ni-thecountm pon, with the three approximate islands of Yezo on the north, and Shikoku and Kiu-Siu on the south. These four greater islands constitute the center of the vast Japanese group, numbering in all about three thousand eight hundred islands. These are classified in fifteen clusters. The aggregate area has been exceedingly difficult to ascertain. Since the revolution of 1869 there has been an attempt by the government to make a complete survey of all the islands, but this important work has not been accom plished. It is a great cluster held by 2. 147 single race, and constituting politically conforming roughly to the contour of the empire of apan, designated by the natives as the " Root of Day," " Sunrise Kingdom," or, as we should say, the Land of the Rising Sun. The situation is off the eastern...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236978099
  • 9781236978097