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CONTENTS.

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PART 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, 3-21

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