The Civilization of China

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The Civilization of China  (1911) 
by Herbert Allen Giles
published in 1911

Preface[edit]

The aim of this work is to suggest a rough outline of Chinese civilization from the earliest times down to the present period of rapid and startling transition.

It has been written, primarily, for readers who know little or nothing of China, in the hope that it may succeed in alluring them to a wider and more methodical survey.

H.A.G.

Cambridge, May 12, 1911.


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