The Tai Race, Elder Brother of the Chinese: Results of Experience, Exploration and Research of William Clifton Dodd

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Torch, 1923 - 353 Seiten

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Seite 204 - Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to hear all things that are commanded thee of God.
Seite 291 - How often would I have gathered you as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!'.
Seite 291 - On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations.
Seite xvi - Not only do they stretch away far to the eastward, perhaps as far as the China Sea, but they actually form one of the chief ingredients that compose the so-called Chinese race. Mr. Colquhoun, in his journey through the south of China, came to the conclusion that most of the aborigines whom he met, although known to the Chinese by various nicknames, were Shans ; and that their propinquity to the Chinese was slowly changing their habits, manners, and dress, and gradually incorporating them with that...
Seite 313 - In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that hath been made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men.
Seite xv - China has received its language (since altered), and the elements of arts, sciences, and institutions, from the colonies of the Ugro-Altaic Bak families who came from Western Asia some twenty-three centuries BC, under the conduct of men of high culture, acquainted, through their neighbours the Susians, with the civilization which emanated from Babylonia and was modified in its second focus.
Seite xviii - AD 150, and gunpowder about the commencement of the Christian era. A thousand years ago the forefathers of the present Chinese sold silks to the Romans, and dressed in these fabrics when the inhabitants of the British Isles wore coats of blue paint and fished in willow canoes. Her great wall was built two hundred and twenty years before Christ was born at Bethlehem, and contains material enough to build a wall five or six feet high around the globe.
Seite xvi - Now it turns out that neither one nor the other of these assumptions has been confirmed by the progress of knowledge. One, if not the most striking discovery of modern researches is the comparative youth of the Chinese as a great homogeneous and powerful people. The Bak tribes, or Peh Sing (name of the Chinese immigrants), were over-powered by the numerous populations which had preceded them to the Flowery Land. So that, under cover of Chinese titles and geographical names, large regions occupied...
Seite 219 - Being the inhabitants of a mountanious region, the necessaries of life arc not so easily obtained as in the fertile deltas of the Irrawaddy and Menam. They are good agriculturists, but excel in trading, by which they supply themselves with food and merchandise not available in their own country.

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