By Marte Kjær Galtung
Communism is lifeless in China. "China Inc." is purchasing up the realm. China has the U.S. over a barrel. The chinese language are only copycats. China is an environmental baddie, China is colonizing Africa. Mao was once a monster. the top of the Communist regime is close to. The twenty first century belongs to China. Or does it? Marte Kjær Galtung and Stig Stenslie spotlight forty nine time-honored myths approximately China's prior, current, and destiny and weigh their fact or fiction. top an enlightening and exciting travel, the authors debunk common "knowledge" approximately chinese language tradition, society, politics, and financial system. sometimes, chinese language themselves inspire unsuitable impressions. yet lots of those myths are quite approximately how we Westerners see ourselves, inasmuch as China or the chinese language individuals are depicted as what we're not. Western perceptions of the empire within the East have for hundreds of years oscillated among sinophilia and sinophobia, stimulated via historic alterations within the West up to via occasions in...
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The applicants then left Tientsin, and declined to surrender Ting-hai, on the ground that the Chinese Govern- ment would give no decided answer. Half of their Chinese Account of the naval force Chusan left Opium War. 21 Lin Tseh-su for Canton. had represented meanwhile that the other nationalities were very indignant at the prolonged stoppage of trade by the British, and had said that they would send home for armed forces of their own if the English did not return was just what we wanted, quickly.
25 numbering the garrison of 600 men, came swarming up notwithstanding. Two or three hundred more were by our gingalls but at last our powder was exhausted, and the steam-launches got round to killed ; Sam-mun Hau, a and burnt our fleet, the crews of which either decamped or perished. The Wangtong, Tsing-yiin and Wai-yiin forts only just managed to escape destruction themselves, and w ere T unable to offer any succour. The commandant Ch'en Lien-sheng, 6 and and the two forts fell into the son at were Tai-kok, his killed, rebels' hands.
Yang Fang ordered to which Elliot them back out of the Bogue " The will retire when the Decree ships replied: " which was duly authorizing trade is received;" Iliang and Yang Fang. Throne to the by reported ; — — The enemy was now at our gates ; our soldiers were routed, the people flying, and we had no arms; and so there was no other way of obtaining a truce and the retirement of the enemy but by temporarily giving way: and, as neither the opium indemnity nor a port was demanded, China could have done so with much This better grace than before K'ishen's degradation.