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An American in China

Quote on Ancient China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on May 31, 2011

Chinese culture has changed quite a bit, as this quote can attest to. The guy below lived in China many a monn ago and here is what he had to say about the appearance of the Chinaman.
“Historic China, and other sketches (Herbert Allen Giles)

And truly if national greatness may be gauged by the mien and carriage of its people, China is without doubt entitled to a high place among the children of men. An official in full costume is a most imposing figure, and carries himself with great dignity and self-possession, albeit he is some four or five inches shorter than an average Englishman.”

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