By Edwin John Dingle;Ding Le Mei
Within the early 1900s a guy named Edwin John Dingle launched into a notable mapping excursion of China. Overcoming wonderful odds and plenty of harmful occasions that threatened his existence, he succeeded in his venture, crossing components of China the place no Westerner had ever been sooner than, and finally reached Tibet. There, he grew to become one of many first Westerners (if now not the 1st) to review in a Tibetan monastery. Upon his eventual go back to the West, he shared what he had discovered in China and Tibet with others and got here to be identified to millions as Ding Le Mei. the following, in his personal phrases, is Edwin Dingle's account of that incredible trip.
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CHAPTER VI. 30 winds of heaven. Thank God there are these uninvaded corners. The realm of silence is, after all, vaster than the realm of noise, and the fact brought a consolation, as one watched Nature effecting a sort of coquetry in masking her operations. And as I look upon it all I wonder--wonder whether with the "Opening of China" this must all change? The Chinese--I refer to the Chinese of interior provinces such as Szech-wan--are realizing that they hold an obscure position. I have heard educated Chinese remark that they look upon themselves as lost, like shipwrecked sailors, whom a night of tempest has cast on some lonely rock; and now they are having recourse to cries, volleys, all the signals imaginable, to let it be known that they are still there.
Grandeur and solitude. Wisdom of traveling alone. Coolie nearly cuts his toe off. _Street scene at Puérh-tu_. _The "dying" CHAPTER VII. 36 coolie_. A manacled prisoner. Entertained by mandarins. How plans do not work out. He who would make most abundant excuses for the Chinese could not say that he is simple in his speech. That speech is the chief revelation of the mind, the first visible form that it takes, is undoubtedly true: as the thought, so the speech. All social relations with us have their roots in mutual trust, and this trust is maintained by each man's sincerity of thought and speech.
I have heard educated Chinese remark that they look upon themselves as lost, like shipwrecked sailors, whom a night of tempest has cast on some lonely rock; and now they are having recourse to cries, volleys, all the signals imaginable, to let it be known that they are still there. They have been on this lonely isolated rock as far as history can trace. Now they are launching out towards progress, towards the making of things, towards the buying and selling of things--launching out in trade and in commerce, in politics, in literature, in science, in all that has spelt advance in the West.