China and the West, a Sketch of Their Intercourse: A Sketch of Their Intercourse

China and the West, a Sketch of Their Intercourse: A Sketch of Their Intercourse

China and the West, a Sketch of Their Intercourse: A Sketch of Their Intercourse

China and the West, a Sketch of Their Intercourse: A Sketch of Their Intercourse

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The substance of this book was given over a year ago in the form of six lectures. Their aim was to offer a general survey of China's intercourse with the West to students of the Modern History and Geography Schools, as well as to those pursuing Oriental studies. It has been my intention to expand them by quoting from Chinese sources, in order to show more fully the Chinese point of view on some of the subjects. Other work has prevented, and is likely to prevent, the fulfilment of this purpose; but I have come to the opinion that such expansion, however interesting, would do little more to elucidate the account now presented.

Col.Yule's Cathay and the Way Thither and his Marco Polo, with M. Cordier's notes, are of course invaluable. Dr. H. B. Morse, of Harvard University, late of the Chinese Maritime Customs, has recounted with ability, fairness and a wealth of proof, the later period of the history in his four volumes, The International Relations of China; which volumes are here to stay. M. Cordier has provided a most useful compendium of historical knowledge in his Histoire Générale de la Chine et de ses relations avec les pays étrangers . . .

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