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WILLIAM B L A C K W O O D AND SONS
ED IN BURGH AND LONDON
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pact: PREFACE, - - - - - - - - xiii LIST OF TAI-PING WANGS OR CHIEFS, - - xxv. LIST OF LEADING EVENTS, . - - - - xxviii LIST OF ENGAGEMENTS BETWEEN THE TAI-PINGS AND DISCIPLINED IMPERIALISTS, 1862-64, - xxxi P A R T I.

THE ORIGIN OF THE REBELLION.

CHAPTER I,
THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CHINESE STATE,

Relations between the Past and Present of China—Antiquity of the Chinese Nation and Government—The doctrine of Filial Piety—Advancement of able men to official posts—Geographical isolation of China—The Chinese language politically considered—The Doctrine of Harmony—A successful ideal state—Symmetrical oneness of the Chinese state—Sages, Worthies, and Worthless—Chinese political action founded on a Christian principle— The harmony of relationships—Feeling against the employment of force in government—Respect for age and learning–Education universal in China–Position and titles of the Emperor—Mutual responsibility, . 3-2I

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CHAPTER VI.

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