Historic China, and Other Sketches
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Historic China, and Other Sketches

By Herbert Allen Giles
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Table of Contents
  • CHINESE SKETCHES
  • "The institutions of a despised people cannot be judged with fairness."
    • Spencer's Sociology: The Bias of Patriotism.
  • DEDICATION
    • To Warren William de la Rue, "As a mark of friendship."
  • PREFACE
  • CHINESE SKETCHES
  • THE DEATH OF AN EMPEROR
  • THE POSITION OF WOMEN
  • ETIQUETTE
  • ETIQUETTE, NO. II
  • LITERATURE
  • EDUCATIONAL LITERATURE
  • DENTISTRY
  • MEDICAL SCIENCE
  • MEDICAL SCIENCE, NO. II
  • LOAN SOCIETIES
  • GUILDS
  • PAWNBROKERS
  • POSTAL SERVICE
  • SLANG
  • FORTUNE-TELLING
  • GAMES AND GAMBLING
  • JURISPRUDENCE
  • JURISPRUDENCE, NO. II
  • BUDDHIST PRIESTS
  • RESPECT FOR THE WRITTEN CHARACTER
  • SUPERSTITION
  • NATURAL PHENOMENA
  • CELEBRATION OF THE NEW YEAR
  • THE FEAST OF LANTERNS
  • OPIUM SMOKING
  • THIEVING
  • LYING
  • SUICIDE
  • TORTURE
  • FENG-SHUI
  • MONEY
  • A DINNER-PARTY
  • FEMALE CHILDREN
  • TRAVEL
  • PREDESTINATION
  • JOURNALISM
  • FUNERALS
  • INQUESTS
  • INQUESTS, NO. II
  • CHRISTIANITY
  • ANTI-CHRISTIAN LYRICS
  • CONCLUSION
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