The War in the East

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The War in the East: Japan, China, and Corea by Trumbull White

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

PART I. CHINA, THE CELESTIAL KINGDOM.

CHAPTER I.—History from the Earliest Times to First Contact with European Civilization 33
CHAPTER II.—History from First Contact with European Civilization to the Outbreak of the War with Japan 71
CHAPTER III.—The Chinese Empire, its Geography, Government, Climate, and Products 99
CHAPTER IV.—The Chinese People, their Personal Characteristics, Manner of Life, Industries, Social Customs, Art, Science, Literature, and Religion 135

PART II. JAPAN, THE ISLAND EMPIRE.

CHAPTER V.—History from the Earliest Times to First Contact with European Civilization 187
CHAPTER VI.—History from First Contact with European Civilization to the Present Time—How the United States Opened Japan to the World 223
CHAPTER VII.—The Japanese Empire, its Geography, Government, Climate, and Products 265
CHAPTER VIII.—The Japanese People, their Personal Characteristics, Manner of Life, Industries, Social Customs, Art, Science, Literature, and Religion 285

PART III. COREA, THE HERMIT NATION.

CHAPTER IX.—History from the Earliest Times to the Present 327
CHAPTER X.—The Kingdom of Corea, its Geography, Government, Climate, and Products 372
8CHAPTER XI.—The Coreans and how they Live, their Personal Characteristics, Industries, Social Customs, Art, Science, Literature, and Religion 391

PART IV. THE WAR BETWEEN JAPAN AND CHINA.

CHAPTER XII.—Causes of the War, Condition of the Three Nations at the Outbreak of Hostilities, and the Preparations for the Impending Struggle 419
CHAPTER XIII.—How the Conflict Began. The First Overt Acts of Offense, the Sinking of the Kow-shing, and the Formal Declarations of War by the Rulers of Japan and China 437
CHAPTER XIV.—From Asan to Ping-Yang. The Campaign in the North of Corea During August and Early September 457
CHAPTER XV.—On Land and Sea. The Assault on Ping-Yang by the Japanese, and the Flight of the Chinese. Battle off the Yalu River, the First Great Fight Between Modern Battle Ships, and its Lessons 481
CHAPTER XVI.—The Advance into China. Japan’s Forward Movement across the Yalu River. Li Hung Chang Losing his Influence in Chinese Affairs 507
CHAPTER XVII.—Review of the State of the Conflict and the Lessons to be Learned by the Aspect of Affairs at the First of November 543
CHAPTER XVIII.—Preparing to Attack Port Arthur. Advance Movements on the Kwang Tung Peninsula 562
CHAPTER XIX.—Port Arthur. Successful Assault on the Chinese Stronghold. Barbarity to the Wounded and Prisoners on Both Sides. Horrible Mutilation and Brutality 583
CHAPTER XX.—From Port Arthur to Wei-hai-wei. China’s Offer of Peace. Envoy Rejected 611
CHAPTER XXI.—The Expedition to Capture Wei-hai-wei and its Success. Admiral Ting’s Suicide 629
CHAPTER XXII.—The End of Hostile Operations. Capture of Niuchwang and Hai-chow 643
CHAPTER XXIII.—The Negotiations for Peace. Terms of the Treaty. Probable Results of the War 655

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