The Sacred Edict, 16 Maxims of the Emperor Kang-He, Amplified by the Emperor Yoong-Ching; With a Paraphrase by a Mandarin [Wang-Yew-Po]

The Sacred Edict, 16 Maxims of the Emperor Kang-He, Amplified by the Emperor Yoong-Ching; With a Paraphrase by a Mandarin [Wang-Yew-Po]

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...them to correct the calendar. That however by no means implies that their religion is a good one. You should not on any account believe them. The law is very rigorous against all these lefthand-road and side-door sects! Their punishment is determined the same as that of the masters and mistresses of your dancing gods f_i. e. male and female conjurors. GovernK 4 ment "Supreme Being." As an epithet it applies with great propriety to the Supreme Being; but, not being a generic word, and never used by the Chinese to denote the great first cause, the propriety of its adoption has been disputed; and it will very probably never be employed by others, except as an epithet. It has however become the distinguishing epithet of the Roman Catholic religion in China. It is pretty generally known that the Jesuits were in favour with the court of China, in the reign of Kang-he, the author of the maxims which form the groundwork of this book. From the Amplification of these maxims, it however seems the Emperor Yoong-Ching, the successor of Kang-he, ' was not so favourably disposed towards them: the present state of the Catholic missions in China is very low indeed. Of late years they have been greatly oppressed, wronged, and persecuted. merit enacted this law to prohibit the people from doing evil, and to encourage them to do good--to depart from corruption, and revert to truth--to retire from danger, and advance to repose. How happy are you, soldiers and people; possessing a body received from your parents; living in a peaceful age; having food and raiment! What necessity is there for you to trample on the law, believe and follow these corrupt sects? Is it not to act the part of simple and foolish children? Our sacred ancestor, the benevolent Emperor, ...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • English
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  • 1236565118
  • 9781236565112