The Daughter of Heaven (Paperback)

The Daughter of Heaven By Judith Gautier, Ruth Helen Davis (Translator), Pierre Loti Cover Image

The Daughter of Heaven (Paperback)

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Thoroughly to understand China, one must realize that it has for three hundred years cherished in its heart a deep and continually bleeding wound. When the country was conquered by the Manchus of Tartary, the ancient dynasty of the Mings was forced to yield the throne to the Tzin invaders, but the Chinese nation never ceased to mourn the ancient dynasty nor to hope for its restoration. Revolution is therefore a permanent thing in China-a fire which smoulders eternally, breaking into flame in one province only to be smothered and blaze out again presently in another. No doubt the Yellow Empire is too immense to permit of complete understanding among the revolutionaries, or of collective effort to break off the Tartar yoke. Several times, nevertheless, the Chinese race has been near to victory. When, some twenty years ago, certain events, which Europe never really understood, brought about an upheaval in China, the revolutionaries, victorious for a time, proclaimed at Nang-King an emperor of Chinese blood and of the dynasty of the Mings. His name was Ron-Tsin-Tse, which means: The Final Flowering, and by the faithful his era was called Tai-Ping-Tien-Ko, which is as much as to say: The Empire of the Great Celestial Peace. He reigned seventeen years, concurrently with the Tartar Emperor at Pekin and almost within the shadow of that city.
Product Details ISBN: 9781530229192
ISBN-10: 1530229197
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: February 25th, 2016
Pages: 108
Language: English