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China. Illustrated and embellished with views of the world's famous places and people, being the identical discourses delivered during the past eighteen years under the title of the Stoddard lectures.

TitleChina - John L. Stoddard's Lectures
AuthorJohn L. Stoddard
PublisherNorwood Press
Year1901
Copyright1901, John L. Stoddard
AmazonJohn L. Stoddard's Lectures 13 Volume Set
-China
China defies the world to equal her in three important respects: age, population, and industries. As for the first, she undoubtedly has the oldest Government on earth. Even the Papacy is young compa...
-China. Part 2
After a three-days' voyage from the Japanese coast, we began to meet, in constantly increasing numbers, large, pointed boats, propelled by huge sails ribbed with cross-bars, like the wings of bats. Up...
-China. Part 3
The police who guard the lives and property of the residents of Hong-Kong, are for the most part picked men of English birth, and are considered as trustworthy as regular troops. But several hundred o...
-China. Part 4
The Mountain Above Victoria. Nevertheless, despite the repulsive appearance of our bearers, we thoroughly enjoyed our excursion up the mountain. At every step our admiration was increased for the m...
-China. Part 5
A Hong - Kong Street - In The Chinese Quarter. In The Business Section, Hong - Kong. When I stood on the apex of Victoria Peak, I thought that I had never seen a finer prospect. Nearly two thous...
-China. Part 6
A Mountain Road, Hong - Kong. An Easy Descent. A Chinese Road. A Chinese Vehicle. There is now in China a small progressive party which favors building railroads, as the Japanese have done...
-China. Part 7
Execution Of The Pirates. As an additional proof, the captain showed us a photograph of the sequel to that act of piracy. For, as a matter of course, the British Government demanded satisfaction fo...
-China. Part 8
The Curse Of China. About a century ago opium was rarely used in China except as medicine. To-day it enters through the openings made by English cannon, at the rate of six thousand tons a year, and...
-China. Part 9
Shaded by drooping banyan trees, stand many handsome houses inhabited by Englishmen, Germans, and Americans whom the necessities of business keep in banishment here. Their social life is said to be ve...
-China. Part 10
Bridge At Canton. There is no danger, he assured us; my father will take care of you ladies, as I will of these gentlemen. Every one here knows us. Our people are always safe. Accordingly we s...
-China. Part 11
A Canton Coolie. A Wheelbarrow For Freight. One Of The Broadest Streets. Chinese Tea - Pickers. Chinese Merchants Drinking Tea. On entering some of the shops that line these passageways...
-China. Part 12
Chinese Barber. A Chinese Merchant. Chinese fortune-tellers had for me a singular fascination. I found them everywhere - in temple courts, at gateways and beside the roads - invariably wearing s...
-China. Part 13
Chinamen Out On A Picnic. The Sacred Hogs. Sorting Tea. Chinese Merchants. A Chinese Farm - House. The Flowery Pagoda, Canton. The exact population of Canton is hard to determine. Th...
-China. Part 14
Temple Of Five Hundred Gods. But, if we accept the ancient proverb that To labor is to pray, then are the Chinese devout indeed. Whatever other faults they may possess, idleness is not one of the...
-China. Part 15
A Chinese Doctor. A Memorial Gate. In view of such a pharmacopoeia, it is a comfort to learn that in the Chinese theology a special place in hell is assigned to ignorant physicians. All quacks are...
-China. Part 16
Should we approach a group of Chinese merchants in Canton, and ask any one of them How many children have you? we could be almost certain that he would not think of counting his daughters, or that h...
-China. Part 17
A Flower - Boat. I have an indistinct remembrance of thus passing row after row of lighted boats, room after room of painted girls, group after group of sleek, fat Chinamen at tables, and then, on ...
-China. Part 18
Even in Japan, I found at all the foreign banks, in some of the shops, and in the Grand Hotel, that the cashiers were not Japanese, but Chinamen. Of course, one who has never traded with them cannot j...
-China. Part 19
Sacred Rocks, Interior Of China. Li hung Chang's visiting - card. A Joss - House. Watering - Place For Animals. Place Of Execution, Canton. The object of most gruesome interest to me in...
-China. Part 20
Judge And Prisoners. It seems impossible to say anything in defense of such a system as this; for in China a man is not only looked upon as guilty till he is proved innocent, but is kept in loathso...
-China. Part 21
A Chinese General And His Attendants. Those who succeed in standing the third, or Imperial, test at Pekin - severer even than the other two, - have reached the apex of the pyramid. They are now m...
-China. Part 22
A Gateway In The Great Wall. Many have asked me if I am glad that I went to China, and I have always answered that, as a unique and useful study of humanity, I think it one of the most valuable exp...









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