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China Its History Arts And Literature (Vol Xii)

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Text extracted from opening pages of book: CHINA Its History Arts and Literature BV CAPTAIN F. BRINKLEY ILLUSTRATED VOIUME XI J. B. MILLET COMPANY BOSTON AND TOKYO Bv J, B, Miurr <*, Entered it Swtiurwr*' H* ll * KW CONTENTS CHAPTER I Page PRECGNVENTIONA! PERIOD OF FOREIGN INTERCOURSE AND TRADE ( Continued) I CHAPTER II THE PROPAGANDA AND CHINESE RELIGIONS ... 38 CHAPTER III THE PROPAGANDA ANP CHINESE RELIGIONS ( Continued) 86 CHAPTER IV THE PROPAGANDA AND CHINESE RELIGIONS ( Continued) 119 CHAPTER V CONVENTIONAL PERIOD 163 CHAPTER VI EDUCATION, LITERATI, SECRET SOCIETIES, AND RE BILLIONS 202 CHAPTER - VII THE SECOND WAR AND THE EVENTS PRECEDING IT 241 283 JAPAN AND CHINA LIBRARY EDITION Limited to Ons Thousand Numbered and Registered Copies^ of which this is NUMBER LQ. 3. t..~. CHINA ITS HISTORY ARTS AND LITERATURE Chapter I PRECON7ENTIONAL PERIOD OF FOR EIGN* INTERCO URSE AND TRADE { Continued} THE opium surrendered on this memo rable occasion represented an original outlay of about two and three-fourths millions sterling and was worth two and one-fourth millions at the abnormally low rate then ruling in the market. It was confi dently believed among the English, and, indeed, officially stated by Captain Elliot, that the Chinese authorities entertained no intention of destroying this valuable property, but would sell it at a high price, compensating the foreigners and pocketing the difference preparatory to legalising the traffic. But Lin, having received instructions direct from the Throne, ordered the destruction of the whole quantity, and his com mands were obeyed in the most effectual manner. VOL. XX. I I



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