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China

Tsin.—Katai
  • Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

The government of the Chinese empire, as far as known, is a semi-military, semi-patriarchal despotism. The sovereign, called ‘Ta-hwang-ti,’ or the Great Emperor, is regarded as the father of his people, and has unlimited power over all his subjects. The fundamental laws of the empire are laid down in the Ta-tsing-hweitien, or ‘Collected Regulations of the Great Pure dynasty,’ which prescribe the government of the state to be based upon the government of the family.

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1. Official Publications

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