By Edward Harper Parker
The upshot of it used to be that during 771 B.C. the Emperor used to be killed by way of the Tartars in conflict, and it used to be merely by means of securing the army tips of the semi-Tartar Warden of the Marches that the imperial dynasty was once stored. because it used to be, the Emperor's capital used to be completely moved east from the instant neighbourhood of what we name Si-ngan Fu in Shen Si province to the rapid neighbourhood of Ho-nan Fu within the smooth Ho Nan province; and as a present for his prone the Warden used to be granted approximately the full of the unique imperial patrimony west of the Yellow River bend and on each side of the Wei Valley. This was once additionally within the yr 771 B.C., and this can be rather one of many nice pivot-points in chinese language historical past, of equivalent weight with the just about contemporaneous founding of Rome, and the slow substitution of a Roman centre for a Greek centre within the improvement and civilization of the a long way West.
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So-65 CHAPTER XIII ANCIENT DOCUMENTS FOUND History of Tsin and the Bamboo Annals discovered after 600 years' burial--Confirmatory of Confucius' history--Obsolete and modern script--Ancient calendars--Their evidence in rendering dates precise--The Ts'in calendar imposed on China--Rise of the Ts'in power--Position as Protector--Vast Tartar annexations by Ts'in-- Duke Muh of Ts'in and Emperor Muh of China--Posthumous names-- Discovery of ancient books--Supposed travels of Emperor Muh to Tartary--Possibility of the Duke Muh having made the journeys-- Ts'in and Tsin force Tartars to migrate--Surreptitious vassal "emperors"--Instances of Annam and Japan--Tsin against Ts'in and Ts'u after Second Protector's death--Ts'i never again Protector-- Ts'in's Chinese and Tartar advisers--Foundations for Ts'in's future empire.
CHAPTER XIV MORE ON PROTECTORS The Five Protectors of China more exactly defined--No such period as the "Five Tyrant period" can be logically accepted as accurate-- Chinese never understand the principles of history as distinct from the detailed facts--International situation defined--Flank movements--Appearance of barbarous Wu in the Chinese arena-- Phonetic barbarian names--The State of Wei--Enlightened prince envoy to China from Wu--Wu rapidly acquires the status of Protector--Confucius tampers with history--Risky position of the King of Wu--Yueh conquers Wu, and poses as Protector--The River Sz (Grand Canal).
2. MARQUESS OF TSIN (imperial Chou clan). 3. DUKE OF SUNG (imperial Shang dynasty descent), 4. "KING" OF T'SU (semi-barbarian, but with remote imperial Chinese legendary descent). 5. EARL OF TS'IN (semi-Tartar, with legendary descent from remote imperial Chinese). 6. "KING" OF Wu (semi-barbarian, but of imperial Chou family descent). 7. "KING" OF YUEH (barbarian, but with legendary descent from ultra-remote imperial Chinese). C. --Early knowledge of the River Yang-tsz and its three mouths--Explorations by ancient emperors--Development of China followed much the same normal course as that of Greece or England.
Ancient China Simplified by Edward Harper Parker