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Group Title: Father Tuck's 'From Many Lands' series ; 5563
Title: From many lands, Asia
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 Material Information
Title: From many lands, Asia
Series Title: Artistic series
Alternate Title: Asia
Physical Description: 12 p. : ;
Language: English
Creator: Raphael Tuck & Sons ( Publisher )
Publisher: Raphael Tuck & Sons
Place of Publication: New York ;
London
Publication Date: [ca. 1890?]
 Subjects
Subject: Juvenile literature -- Asia   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1890
Genre: non-fiction   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- New York -- New York
England -- London
France -- Paris
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General Note: Cover title.
General Note: Caption title: Asia.
General Note: Imprint also notes publisher's location in Paris.
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Bibliographic ID: UF00080489
Volume ID: VID00001
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 001763244
oclc - 26812903
notis - AJH6407

Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Front Cover
    Asia
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    Back Cover
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consists of nearly 12,000,000 square miles,
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globe, you must not expect to see it all in half an hour.
Think of it, the population of Asia is 825,954,000, to which huge
amount China gives nearly one half! Of
course among such a vast number of
people, inhabiting such a large portion
of the world, one must find all kinds of
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selection, which we
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of the most interesting of these
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fascinating empires, not only
in the East, but in the world.
At the head of the state is an
emperor called the Mikado.
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in the East, and owns a magnificent navy.

The Empire consists of four large islands

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many small islands, most of which are very

rich in minerals. The Japanese also export

rice, cotton, silk, hemp, tobacco, and tea.


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When we turn from

Japan to China we find a

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and years ago China was

civilized when almost all the

rest of the world was savage;

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world have gradually grown better and better and more civilized,
with the consequence that they have caught old China up and
passed it Japan is one of those countries that caught up China
and passed it, and when Japan went to war with China a few
years back, the great Chinese Empire with its population of 400,000,000
inhabitants could do nothing against the smaller country and had
to give in.
The head of the state of China is also an
C Emperor, but unlike the Emperor of Japan, he is
not a wise man, and does nothing to improve his
people, while the taxes are very heavy, and so the
people fear, without loving and respecting him,
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must be very difficult to eat rice with
chop-sticks, but a Chinaman can do this
with the greatest ease.
Pekin is the capital of China,
and only a short time ago it was
necessary to occupy it with Euro-
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When we come to India we
feel more at home, for the Indian

Empire belongs to England, and
the Emperor of India is no other
than the King of England.
England acquired India by the sword
and has had to hold it by the sword,
although happily, to-day, the natives
of that great and beautiful country,
are, with very few exceptions, most
loyal to their Emperor. The population
of India is 268,696,960, three-fourths
of which are Hindus, 50,000,000
Mahommedans, and over- 2,000,000
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wealthy and live a life of great pomp; one of the illustrations shows
an Indian state barge. Another picture is that of an Englishman and
his servants, mounted on an elephant, hunting
tigers in the jungle, It is, as you can suppose,
a very dangerous sport, but Englishmen love
Sport, and the more dangerous the better ,
they like it.
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tdihan very clever at making ornaments
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in gold, silver, and brass and other
metals, the brass work of Benares being
exceptionally beautiful. The mineral wealth of I
India is very considerable while many rare
precious stones come from different parts of
the Empire.


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Persian Boys playing at Chess.


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'is an interesting country in the West of
SAsia, it is justly celebrated for its beautiful
carpets and rugs. The King of Persia is
called the Shah, and the population of his
/ country is about 8,000,000.
Sherbet is the principal drink in
Persia, and an illustration is given here
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SWe are now coming to the end of the
~ book, but before saying good-bye we must
mention Afghanistan and the Afghans. Afghanistan is a wild
country inhabited by wild and brave tribes that at various periods
have given considerable trouble to India, troubles that ,
have not ended without fierce wars.
The Afghans at present are peaceful, and
are wisely ruled by their Ameer.
Naturally in such a huge
extent of countries, as in Asia, a
great number of curious animals
are to be found, but I think


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the best known are the royal tigers of India
and the elephants. Then of course there are

many terrible reptiles including the deadly
cobra whose fearful bite means nearly always
certain death.

The Eastern oxen too are very different
to their western cousins, as can be seen from

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