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Forsyth, R. C. (Robert Coventry)
Shantung The Sacred Province of China in Some of its Aspects
Christian Literature Society / English Baptist Mission Shantung, China, 1912. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some beginning rubbing and edge wear. There is fading to the spine of the book and rubbing to the spine lettering. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's ink stamped name and address on the front pastedown page and again on the front endpaper The inner rear hinge has pulled away from its laces a bit. The text pages are clean and bright. All three maps are present and in clean, bright condition. "Shandong (alternately romanized as Shantung) is a coastal province of the People's Republic of China, and is part of the East China region. Shandong has played a major role in Chinese history since the beginning of Chinese civilization along the lower reaches of the Yellow River. It has served as a pivotal cultural and religious center for Taoism, Chinese Buddhism and Confucianism. Shandong's Mount Tai is the most revered mountain of Taoism and one of the world's sites with the longest history of continuous religious worship. The Buddhist temples in the mountains to the south of the provincial capital of Jinan were once among the foremost Buddhist sites in China. The city of Qufu is the birthplace of Confucius, and was later established as the center of Confucianism. Shandong's location at the intersection of ancient as well as modern northsouth and eastwest trading routes have hel … [Click Below for Full Description]
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