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- Publisher: Public Domain Books (October 4, 2009)
- Publication Date: March 17, 2006
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B002RKSRTW
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Whether you agree with the author's slant or not (and no author is perfectly objective; history is always told by the victor's--and their countrymen), it really is an eye-opener. And can't beat the price.
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So highly recommend this book--and recommend downloading it from Amazon.
If you are interested in all things China, this is a go-to read.
It was the European imperialists and colonists who pushed opium into China and accused Chinese as Sick Man of Asia. It was the Pope, a foreign entity used religion to interfere China internal affairs of honoring Confucius and ancestors and China kicked missionaries out by Ching Emperor. This is why Protestant Robert Morrison came to China in British East India Company boats. Chinese people regarded opium and foreign religion were toxic to body and mind. There were many religious incidents which led to disputes between local and converts who called for missionary's country military support. All Foreign Powers demanded the humiliating "Extra-Territoriality" i.e. foreigners were not subject to the laws and court of China. America got "Most Favor Nation"Claus, i.e. they will share whatever benefits whenever and whoever can squeeze from China.. The 1905 boycott of American goods was due to the ill-treatment of Chinese in America especially by the Congress passed 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.
Martin talked about overthrowing the corrupt Manchus government and cutting up China like a melon. The latter comment inspired many late comers.
Martin envisioned that with education reform, introduction of science and religion, the endeavor of a few generations, China would stand firm among world countries. He is right as China rises strong after Deng's opening in 1979. It is the favorite demonized object by American politicians. They
forgot China was American comrades in arm in WW II fighting the Japanese.
This is a good book to read so that American will understand the past and prepare for the future.