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The Sacred Edict free pdf Excerpt from The Sacred Edict: Containing Sixteen Maxims of the Emperor Kang-Hi, Amplified by His Son, the Emperor Yoong-Ching- Together With a Paraphrase on the Whole, by a Mandarin Shortly after arriving in China, the Translator's attention was directed to the following work, by his most faithful and revered friend, the Reverend Robert Morrison, under whose care some part of the original was first read, and to whose indefatigable attention, and high attainments in Chinese literature, he owes his acquaintance with the radical principles of the language of China. The Sixteen Maxims, which form the ground work of this book, were deliverd, in an edict, by the Emperor Kang-he the second of the present dynasty, in the latter part of his life- the same Emperor by whose authority the Chinese Imperial Dictionary was compiled. These maxims, each of which, in the original, contains seven characters, or words, were neatly written out on small slips of wood, and placed in the public offices, where they are to be seen at the present day. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

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Author : Emperor of China Kangxi
Publisher : Forgotten Books
Data Published : 27 September 2015
ISBN : 1330236726
EAN : 9781330236727
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 228 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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