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An American in China

China and Disgrace

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 10, 2011

“The Civilization of China (Herbert Allen Giles)

Meanwhile, any member of the family who should disgrace himself in any way, as by becoming an inveterate gambler and permanently neglecting his work, or by developing the opium vice to great excess, would be formally cast out, his name being struck off the ancestral register.

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