The new China Hand at State once escaped from the PRC. @BillGertz @WashingtonTimes

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Photo: Title: Pictorial history of China and India; comprising a description of those countries and their inhabitants
Year: 1851 (1850s)
AuthorsSears, Robert, 1810-1892
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PublisherNew York, R. Sears
Contributing LibraryRobarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing SponsorUniversity of Toronto

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ire. A tradition certainly existed, that at some remote period these islandshad been conquered by a Chinese warrior, who became the founder of theJapanese monarchy, and whose descendants still occupied the throne.Powerful princes are not always very particular about making a good titleto the territories they covet, wherefore the emperor might have thought it asufficient reason for his assumption of superiority, that the first prince ofJapan was a subject of China. The Japanese, however, made a successfulresistance ; and by the help of a storm, which destroyed the greater part ofthe Tartar fleet, they were fortunate enough to preserve that independencewhich they have maintained to this very day. The Tartar conquest produced no alteration in the manners and customsof the native Chinese, which indeed, as before observed, appear not to havebeen aflected by any of the revolutions that have taken place in the country;all the national festivals being observed as in former times, and the same
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The new China Hand at State once escaped from the PRC. @BillGertz @WashingtonTimes


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