The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Court Life in China by Isaac Taylor Headland:|
have always been found among a strong minority in the Middle
The Peking Gazette continued to come daily bringing with it the
following twenty-seven decrees in a little more than twice that
many days. I will give an epitome of the decrees that the reader
at a glance may see what the Emperor undertook to do. Summarized
they are as follows:
1. The establishment of a university at Peking.
2. The sending of imperial clansmen to foreign countries to study
the forms and conditions of European and American government.
3. The encouragement of the arts, sciences and modern