A Short History of China: An Account for the General Reader of an Ancient Empire and People

Gibbings & Company, limited, 1900 - 436 Seiten

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Seite 290 - When beggars die there are no comets seen ; The heavens themselves blaze forth the death of princes.
Seite 375 - Treaties hitherto existing between the two countries, have resolved to complete such a revision, based upon principles of equity and mutual benefit, and, for that purpose, have named as their Plenipotentiaries, that is to say: || Her Majesty the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland...
Seite 373 - ... have resolved to conclude a Treaty for that purpose, and have therefore named as their Plenipotentiaries, that is to say : Her Majesty the Queen of Great Britain and Ireland, Sir Henry Pottinger, Bart., a Major-General in the employ of the East India Company, &c. ; And His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of China...
Seite 379 - A British subject having reason to complain of a Chinese must proceed to the Consulate and state his grievance. The Consul will inquire into the merits of the case, and do his utmost to arrange it amicably. In like manner, if a Chinese have reason to complain of a British subject, the Consul shall no less listen to his complaint, and endeavor to settle it in a friendly manner.
Seite 375 - Knight of the most ancient and most noble Order of the Thistle...
Seite 376 - He shall not be called upon to perform any ceremony derogatory to him as representing the Sovereign of an independent nation on a footing of equality with that of China. On the other hand, he shall use the same forms of ceremony and respect to His Majesty the Emperor as are employed by the Ambassadors, Ministers, or Diplomatic Agents of Her Majesty towards the Sovereigns of independent and equal European nations.
Seite 387 - British vessels, at the open ports of China ; also that the high authorities aforesaid shall, in concert with Her Britannic Majesty's Representative in China, frame such regulations for the protection of Chinese emigrating as above as the circumstances of the different open ports may demand.
Seite 400 - Inasmuch as it has been the practice of Burmah to send Decennial Missions to present articles of local produce, England agrees that the highest authority in Burmah shall send the customary Decennial Missions, the members of the Missions to be of Burmese race.
Seite 373 - It is accordingly determined that ground and houses, the rent or price of which is to be fa1rly and equitably arranged for, according to the rates prevailing amongst the people, without exaction on either side, shall be set apart by the local officers, in communication with the Consul...
Seite 375 - Who, after having communicated to each other their respective full powers, and found them to be in good and due form, have agreed upon and concluded the following Articles:— ARTICLE I.

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