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Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15) The Romance of Reality   By: (1833-1922)

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1. Passages in italics are surrounded by underscores . 2. 4 minor spelling corrections have been made. See list at end of text.

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Historical Tales

The Romance of Reality

By

CHARLES MORRIS

Author of "Half Hours with the Best American Authors," "Tales from the Dramatists," etc.

IN FIFTEEN VOLUMES

Volume XII

Japanese and Chinese

J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY PHILADELPHIA AND LONDON

Copyright, 1898, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

Copyright, 1904, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

Copyright, 1908, by J. B. LIPPINCOTT COMPANY.

[Illustration: GREAT GATE NIKKO.]

CONTENTS.

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THE FIRST OF THE MIKADOS 5

HOW CIVILIZATION CAME TO JAPAN 12

YAMATO DAKÉ, A HERO OF ROMANCE 19

JINGU, THE AMAZON OF JAPAN 27

THE DECLINE OF THE MIKADOS 35

HOW THE TAIRA AND THE MINAMOTO FOUGHT FOR POWER 41

THE BAYARD OF JAPAN 51

THE HOJO TYRANNY 59

THE TARTAR INVASION OF JAPAN 67

NOBUNAGA AND THE FALL OF THE BUDDHISTS 73

HOW A PEASANT BOY BECAME PREMIER 80

THE FOUNDER OF YEDO AND OF MODERN FEUDALISM 86

THE PROGRESS OF CHRISTIANITY IN JAPAN 97

THE DECLINE AND FALL OF CHRISTIANITY IN JAPAN 106

THE CAPTIVITY OF CAPTAIN GOLOWNIN 113

THE OPENING OF JAPAN 123

THE MIKADO COMES TO HIS OWN AGAIN 133

HOW THE EMPIRE OF CHINA AROSE AND GREW 142

CONFUCIUS, THE CHINESE SAGE 150

THE FOUNDER OF THE CHINESE EMPIRE 156

KAOTSOU AND THE DYNASTY OF THE HANS 172

THE EMPRESS POISONER OF CHINA 180

THE INVASION OF THE TARTAR STEPPES 186

THE "CRIMSON EYEBROWS" 192

THE CONQUEST OF CENTRAL ASIA 197

THE SIEGE OF SINCHING 202

FROM THE SHOEMAKER'S BENCH TO THE THRONE 205

THREE NOTABLE WOMEN 212

THE REIGN OF TAITSONG THE GREAT 217

A FEMALE RICHELIEU 223

THE TARTARS AND GENGHIS KHAN 228

HOW THE FRIARS FARED AMONG THE TARTARS 236

THE SIEGE OF SIANYANG 242

THE DEATH STRUGGLE OF CHINA 249

THE PALACE OF KUBLAI KHAN 255

THE EXPULSION OF THE MONGOLS 264

THE RISE OF THE MANCHUS 272

THE MANCHU CONQUEST OF CHINA 281

THE CAREER OF A DESERT CHIEF 290

THE RAID OF THE GOORKHAS 299

HOW EUROPE ENTERED CHINA 306

THE BURNING OF THE SUMMER PALACE 315

A GREAT CHRISTIAN MOVEMENT AND ITS FATE 323

COREA AND ITS NEIGHBORS 330

THE BATTLE OF THE IRON CLADS 339

PROGRESS IN JAPAN AND CHINA 347

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