“THE AWAKENING OF CHINA” BOOK FROM 1907

April 22, 2010 at 9:17 am | Posted in Asia, Books, China, Development, History | Leave a comment

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The Awakening of China

W.A.P. Martin (Author)

1907

Product Description

China is the theatre of the greatest movement now taking place on the face of the globe.

In comparison with it, the agitation in Russia shrinks to insignificance; for it is not political, but social. Its object is not a changed dynasty, nor a revolution in the form of government; but, with higher aim and deeper motive, it promises nothing short of the complete renovation of the oldest, most populous, and most conservative of empires. Is there a people in either hemisphere that can afford to look on with indifference?

When, some thirty years ago, Japan adopted the outward forms of Western civilisation, her action was regarded by many as a stage trick—a sort of travesty employed for a temporary purpose. But what do they think now, when they see cabinets and chambers of commerce compelled to reckon with the British of the North Pacific?

The awakening of Japan‘s huge neighbour promises to yield results equally startling and on a vastly extended scale.

Political agitation, whether periodic like the tides or unforeseen like the hurricane, is in general superficial and temporary; but the social movement in China has its origin in subterranean forces such as raise continents from the bosom of the deep. To explain those forces is the object of the present work. “  (1907)

Product details:

· Paperback: 270 pages

· Publisher: BiblioBazaar

· 22 Jan 2008

· ISBN-10: 0554207419

· ISBN-13: 978-0554207414

The Awakening of China

(discussed in “China In Revolution” by Mary Clabaugh Wright

Yale University Press 1968 page 1)

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