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Asia at the Crossroads; Japan, Korea, China, Philippine Islands (Paperback) Loot Price: R409 Discovery Miles 4 090
Asia at the Crossroads; Japan, Korea, China, Philippine Islands (Paperback): Edward Alexander Powell
Asia at the Crossroads; Japan, Korea, China, Philippine Islands (Paperback): Edward Alexander Powell

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Asia at the Crossroads; Japan, Korea, China, Philippine Islands (Paperback)

Edward Alexander Powell

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: PART III CHINA WE have witnessed one of the most brazen examples of international brigandage in the history of the world. In less than four-score years we have seen China, a country as large as Europe, with a civilization extending back into the mists of antiquity, rifled of territory and resources by a handful of predatory nations with as little compunction as a gang of lawless boys would raid a farmer's orchard. We have seen this vast, rich, peaceable, defenceless country bullied, intimidated, reduced to a state of virtual vassalage, and parceled out in spheres of influence, leases obtained under duress, and enforced concessions by methods which, in their effrontery and callousness, are reminiscent of the freebooters of the Spanish Main. The story of the pillage of China is saturated with intrigue and corruption, deceit and trickery, selfishness and greed. It forms one of the most shameful and depressing chapters in the history of our times and makes a mockery of Europe's sanctimonious championship of justice and fair-dealing. The bewilderment and discouragement which usually reward those foreigners who attempt to acquire a clear-cut understanding of the Chinese situation are primarily due, in my opinion, to their failure to comprehend the peculiar geographic divisions of the country and the ethnologic distinctions of its inhabitants. Opening the atlas to the map of Asia, they see an enormous wedge-shaped territory, nearly one third larger than the United States, driven so deeply into the continent that its point impinges on the Afghan border. Because this wedge is tinted yellow and labeled "China," they naturally assume that it is a compact nation, like Italy or France, and that its three hundred million inhabitants are one homogeneous race, like the Italians or the Fren...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Edward Alexander Powell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 88
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-44102-5
Barcode: 9780217441025
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-44102-5

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