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THE



CHILDREN OF CHINA.



MxlMx far tl;e CIrilkeit 0f ^itgfeitir.



By their old Friend
THE AUTHOR OF" "THE CHILDREN OF INDIA."



WITH MAP AND ILLUSTRATIONS.




HODDER AND STOUGHTON,

2j, PATERNOSTER ROW.



MDCCCLXXXIV.






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Printed by Hazell, Watson, & Yiuev, Limited, London and Avlesburv.



cbicatii^iK



THIS BOOK IS WRITTEN FOR ALL ENGLISH CHILDREN,

BUT ESPECIALLY FOR THE THIRTY-TWO WHO HAVE ASKED FOR

A BOOK ABOUT CHINESE CHILDREN.



EMMA ADAMSOir.

HENRY CHRISTOPHER BAILEY.

RUTH BARRON.

LORNA BARRON.

EDITH BARRON.

AUfiTYN BARRON.

MADGE BARRON.

GERTRUDE BELL.

AGNES BIRKETT.

ANNIE CARTMELL.

SARAH CARTMELL.

MARY ANN CARTMELL.

FLORENCE COCKBAIN.

LILIAN COCKBAIN.

ANNIE MARIA COPLEY.

ANNIE GOODALL.



CECILIA GRAY.

EDWARD HERBERT COZEN S-HARDY.
HENRIETTA .TENNINGS.
JANE MAUD KIDSON.
ALICE MAUD MILLER.
EVA MATILDA MILLER.
WALTER RICHARD SAMUEL MILLER.
KATHLEEN HARDY MILLER.
MARY EDITH PARK.
SUSAN GRIMSHA W PARK.
WILLIAM PARK.
JOHN EDGAR PARK.
SARAH PARKER.
MARY STOREY.
MAY STOREY.
FLORENCE THORNTON.



WITH THE EARNEST PRAYEK THAT THEY MAY ALL BE CHILDREN OF LIGHT,

AND MAY BEGIN WHILE YOUNG

TO SHINE AS LIGHTS IN THE WORLD, AND TO SEND

LIGHT TO THEM THAT SIT IN DARKNESS AND IN THE SHADOW

OF DEATH.



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you want a book about China. What good guessers
you are ! That is just the country I wanted to write
about, and had begun to write about, even before I
got your letters, hoping you would choose it. I was
so glad to hear from you, and to know that you are
working for God, and that some of you are thinking of going
yourselves to tell the poor heathen about Him. That is following
in the steps of Jesus Himself, w^ho left His own happy home to
go to those who did not know God and tell them of Him ; and
who left behind Him that grand missionary command, with the
special promise belonging to it — "Go ye and teach all nations.
. . . And lo, I am with you alw^ay, even unto the end of the
world " (Matt, xxviii. 19, 20).

Will you pray very much about this book, which is so
particularly your own, that God will make it a blessing to
the Children of England, and that many of them may grow
up to be His messengers to the Children of China ?



CONTENTS.



PAKT I.
THE CELESTIAL EMPIRE.



CHAP.

I. ITS GEOGRAPHY

II. ITS HISTORY

III. ITS GOVERNMENT

IV. ITS LAM'S

V. ITf5 POPULATION

VI. ITS TOWNS

VII. ITS VILLAGES



PAKT II.

THE CELESTIALS.



1. THEIR CHARACTER

IL THEIR LOOKS

IIL THEIR DRESS

IV. IHEIR FOOD

V. THEIR LANGUAGE

VL THEIR LEARNING .

VIL THEIR Houses

VIIL THEIR MANNERS AND OCCUPA'JIoNS



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30

40
45
52
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69

77

88

96

102

109

119

129



CONIENTS.



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IX.


THEIR


WIVES


X.


THEIR


CHILDREN


XL


THEIR


SCHOOLS .


XII.


THEIR


ILLNESSES AND DOCTORS



TAKT III.
THINGS THAT ARE NOT CELESTIAL.



I.


CONFUCIANISM


II.


BUDDHISM . " .


in.


TAUISM . . . .


IV.


STATE RELIGION .


V.


GODS


VI.


FESTIVALS . . . .


VIL


ANCESTRAL WORSHIP .


VIIL


FUNG SHUY.


IX.


FORTUNE TELLING


X.


OPIUM



PAKT 1\'.
THINGS THAT ARE CELESTIAL.

I. MISSIONS AND MISSIONARIES

II. MEDICAL MISSIONS

III. LITTLE CHINESE CHRISTIANS .....

IV. WILL YOU HELP ?



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APPENDIX 311



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