The World’s Story Volume I: China, Japan and the Islands of the Pacific

Eva March TAPPAN (1854 - 1930)

This is the first volume of the 15-volume series of The World’s Story: a history of the World in story, song and art, edited by Eva March Tappan. Each book is a compilation of selections from prose literature, poetry and pictures and offers a comprehensive presentation of the world's history, art and culture, from the early times till the beginning of the 20th century.
Topics in Part I include China, Korea, Japan and the Islands of the Pacific. - Summary by Sonia

Cast list for The Sorrows of Han:
Emperor: Nemo
Lady/Princess: Eva Davis
Attendant: ToddHW
Envoy: SaraHale
President of the Council: Tomas Peter
Narrator: Sonia


Cast list for Ribs and Skin:
Rector: Nemo
Curate: Eva Davis
First Parishioner: Tomas Peter
Second Parishioner: ToddHW
Third Parishioner: SaraHale
Narrator: Sonia

Genre(s): Historical Fiction, Poetry, Essays & Short Works

Language: English

Group: World's Story

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Palace of the Dalai Lama at Lhasa, Thibet, Photograph, Frontispice Sonia
00:03:14
Play 02 Publisher's note Sonia
00:03:40
Play 03 Introduction, by Eva March Tappan Sonia
00:19:40
Play 04 China Part I: In the earliest days: historical note Sonia
00:02:30
Play 05 Shun of Yu who controlled the floods, by Confucius Sonia
00:13:15
Play 06 China Part II: Confucius and his age: historical note Jim Locke
00:01:18
Play 07 The story of Confucius, by Rev. A. W. Loomis Jim Locke
00:12:36
Play 08 A visit to a temple of Confucius, by Rev. A. W. Loomis Jim Locke
00:08:49
Play 09 Some of the proverbs of Confucius Jim Locke
00:02:44
Play 10 Manners and customs of Confucius's day, by Rev. William Speer Jim Locke
00:17:21
Play 11 Mencius, by S. Wells Williams Jim Locke
00:04:24
Play 12 A story of Mencius, by Unknown Jim Locke
00:01:44
Play 13 Proverbs of Mencius Jim Locke
00:01:12
Play 14 China Part III: Times of change and confusion: historical note Jim Locke
00:01:40
Play 15 The strenuous reign of Hoang-Ti, by Rev. Charles Gützlaff Jim Locke
00:16:42
Play 16 The rule of the Hans, by Rev. William Speer Jim Locke
00:09:30
Play 17 Rakan feeding the hungry spirit, Chinese painting, p. 52 Jim Locke
00:03:09
Play 18 The three religions, by W. A. P. Martin Jim Locke
00:06:14
Play 19 Dream and reality, a Buddhist story, by Chuang Tzu Jim Locke
00:01:19
Play 20 Mulan, the maiden chief, by Unknown Jim Locke
00:05:52
Play 21 The prodigal emperor Wang-Ti, by Rounsevelle Wildman Sonia
00:05:57
Play 22 China Part IV: The Augustan age: historical note Mona Jaheen
00:01:26
Play 23 Tai-Tsung the Good, by Rev. William Speer Sonia
00:06:24
Play 24 The rule of the empress Wu, by S. Wells Williams brianna
00:03:25
Play 25 The founding of Han-Lin College, by Rev. William Speer Sonia
00:05:25
Play 26 The binding of feet, by Rev. William Speer andreearux
00:02:31
Play 27 Printing, by Rev. William Speer wubwave
00:01:54
Play 28 China Part V: The coming of the Tartars: historical note Jim Locke
00:02:49
Play 29 The Tartars and their customs, by Marco Polo Sandra Schmit
00:11:25
Play 30 The Chinese theater, by Archibald Little andreearux
00:06:55
Play 31 The sorrows of Han, by Unknown Group 00:08:37
Play 32 Jenghiz Khan, the 'perfect warrior', by D. Petis de la Croix Sandra Schmit
00:05:52
Play 33 Jenghiz Khan captures Peking, by D. Petis de la Croix Sandra Schmit
00:02:55
Play 34 The dirge of Jenghiz Khan, by Unknown Tomas Peter
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Play 35 China Part VI: Stories of the great Khan: historical note brianna
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Play 36 The palace of the great Khan in Cambaluc (Peking), by Marco Polo realisticspeakers
00:08:14
Play 37 How the great Khan ate his dinner, by Marco Polo realisticspeakers
00:06:49
Play 38 How Kublai Khan went a-hunting, by Marco Polo realisticspeakers
00:09:44
Play 39 How the Khan sent his messages, by Marco Polo realisticspeakers
00:09:07
Play 40 The King's Messenger, by Chuang Tzu Tomas Peter
00:01:17
Play 41 The Polos teach the Khan how to capture a city, by Marco Polo Tomas Peter
00:04:47
Play 42 A Chinese city at the end of the thirteenth century, by Marco Polo Sandra Schmit
00:12:58
Play 43 The Peking Observatory, photograph, p. 128 brianna
00:02:24
Play 44 China Part VII: Chinese fables and tales: historical note Tomas Peter
00:01:51
Play 45 The boy philosopher, by Unknown andreearux
00:02:09
Play 46 The elixir of life, by Unknown brianna
00:01:24
Play 47 The tiger and the monkey, by Unknown SaraHale
00:01:27
Play 48 Was he the only cheat?, by Unknown Tomas Peter
00:02:33
Play 49 The appeal of Lady Chang Eva Davis
00:03:04
Play 50 The soul of the great bell, by Lafcadio Hearn Tony Addison
00:14:53
Play 51 China Part VIII: The coming of the missionaries: historical note engineerSTL
00:02:04
Play 52 An enterprising missionary, by John of Corvino engineerSTL
00:03:31
Play 53 The woman with the cross, by Mendez Pinto Jim Locke
00:08:54
Play 54 The worship of ancestors, by W. A. P. Martin brianna
00:03:14
Play 55 Teaching science to the emperor, by Père du Halde Jim Locke
00:15:21
Play 56 The emperor and the musician, by Père du Halde Eva Davis
00:04:14
Play 57 The man who was afraid of becoming a horse, by Père du Halde andreearux
00:03:43
Play 58 How the bonzes got the ducks, by Père Le Comte brianna
00:02:15
Play 59 A visit to a Lama, by Père Gerbillon Jim Locke
00:09:07
Play 60 China Part IX: The first two centuries of Manchu rule: historical note Tomas Peter
00:02:13
Play 61 The coming of the Kalmucks, by Thomas de Quincey Jim Locke
00:08:05
Play 62 Chinese punishments, by Père du Halde andreearux
00:12:49
Play 63 The temple of Heaven, Peking, photograph, p. 186 Monika M. C.
00:02:25
Play 64 Why the Chinaman wears a queue, by William Elliot Griffis Jim Locke
00:03:49
Play 65 How the Chinese received the first English ambassador, by Charles Gützlaff Jim Locke
00:08:16
Play 66 Opium-eaters, by William Speer brianna
00:02:34
Play 67 A 'Boston tea-party' in China, by William Speer Monika M. C.
00:05:49
Play 68 What the Chinese thought about the English, by Unknown brianna
00:02:48
Play 69 How the 'Arrow War' began, by W. A. P. Martin ToddHW
00:05:02
Play 70 Receiving the yellow jacket, by A. Egmont Hake ToddHW
00:04:16
Play 71 China Part X: Language, schools, and examinations: historical note Mona Jaheen
00:01:42
Play 72 The Mandarin language, by Père du Halde ToddHW
00:04:10
Play 73 How Chinese children learn to read, by Père du Halde April6090
00:06:54
Play 74 When I went to school in China, by Yan Phou Lee April6090
00:14:40
Play 75 A child's first lesson, by Unknown brianna
00:02:46
Play 76 Civil-service examinations in China, by W. A. P. Martin Jim Locke
00:15:22
Play 77 Questions from a civil-service examination Jim Locke
00:02:01
Play 78 China Part XI: In recent years: historical note Tomas Peter
00:02:16
Play 79 War between China and Japan, by W. A. P. Martin Demosthenes
00:09:08
Play 80 The adventures of Yao Chen-Yuan Jim Locke
00:17:51
Play 81 When the allies entered Pekin, by Pierre Loti Jim Locke
00:16:59
Play 82 A diplomatic correspondence between the United States and China Devorah Allen
00:06:19
Play 83 The republic of China Tomas Peter
00:01:44
Play 84 Korea: historical note Availle
00:02:00
Play 85 A grain shop in Korea, photograph, p. 264 Availle
00:02:23
Play 86 When Hideyoshi invaded Korea, by Homer B. Hulbert Availle
00:20:56
Play 87 Japan Part I: In ancient times: historical note Availle
00:01:46
Play 88 Jimmu Tenno, the first mikado of Japan, by William Elliot Griffis Nuria
00:07:52
Play 89 The Japanese story-teller, by Sir Edwin Arnold Nemo
00:12:49
Play 90 The fisher-boy Urashima, by Unknown Nemo
00:04:36
Play 91 Social life in Kioto, by William Elliot Griffis Jim Locke
00:14:27
Play 92 The story of Yoshitsune, by Yei Theodora Ozaki Colleen McMahon
00:30:29
Play 93 Three Japanese poems, translated by Frederick Victor Dickins Nemo
00:01:40
Play 94 The great Buddha of Kamakura, photograph, p. 318 Demosthenes
00:03:58
Play 95 Japan Part II: The rule of the Shoguns: historical note Availle
00:01:58
Play 96 The great Khan Kublai invades Japan, by Marco Polo Lynda Marie Neilson
00:09:30
Play 97 The coming of Will Adams to Japan, by Will Adams Availle
00:12:59
Play 98 Long spears or short spears, by Walter Dening Availle
00:18:31
Play 99 How a man became a god, by Lafcadio Hearn Lynda Marie Neilson
00:24:14
Play 100 Ribs and skin, by Unknown Group 00:16:56
Play 101 How it would feel to be a Shinto god, by Lafcadio Hearn Eva Davis
00:12:59
Play 102 Interior of a Japanese temple, photograph p. 368 Lynda Marie Neilson
00:03:32
Play 103 Tadasuke, the Japanese Solomon, by Walter Dening Lynda Marie Neilson
00:20:05
Play 104 The sword of Japan, by Sir Edwin Arnold Lynda Marie Neilson
00:24:18
Play 105 Japan Part III: Some curious customs: historical note SaraHale
00:01:30
Play 106 A Japanese dinner party, by Sir Edwin Arnold realisticspeakers
00:18:01
Play 107 How Japanese ladies go shopping, by Alice M. Bacon April6090
00:13:27
Play 108 An incense party, by Sir Edwin Arnold Devorah Allen
00:11:32
Play 109 A Japanese house, by Basil Hall Chamberlain April6090
00:05:19
Play 110 Thinking out a garden, by Mortimer Menpes April6090
00:03:09
Play 111 A stone gateway, photograph p. 418 Lynda Marie Neilson
00:01:17
Play 112 An artist in flowers, by Mortimer Menpes realisticspeakers
00:05:59
Play 113 How a Japanese paints, by Mortimer Menpes Emma Charlotte
00:03:54
Play 114 How to talk politely in Japan, by Percival Lowell Availle
00:02:15
Play 115 Japan Part IV: The awakening of Japan: historical note realisticspeakers
00:02:57
Play 116 When Commodore Perry landed in Japan, by Francis L. Hawks realisticspeakers
00:22:50
Play 117 The president's letter, by Townsend Harris realisticspeakers
00:10:58
Play 118 The schools of old Japan, by Francis Ottiwell Adams Nuria
00:07:21
Play 119 How to learn Japanese, by Rev. M. L. Gordon Availle
00:09:08
Play 120 The attack upon Port Arthur, by Lieutenant Tadayoshi Sakurai Lynda Marie Neilson
00:13:22
Play 121 Japan Part V: Little stories of Japan: historical note SaraHale
00:01:37
Play 122 Japanese politeness, by Mortimer Menpes April6090
00:01:53
Play 123 How the shopkeeper lost his queue, by Lafcadio Hearn Eva Davis
00:02:14
Play 124 Fuji-Yama, photograph, p. 462 Availle
00:02:06
Play 125 The cherry tree of the sixteenth day, by Lafcadio Hearn Nemo
00:03:53
Play 126 Japanese children and their games, by Sir Edwin Arnold Lynda Marie Neilson
00:23:51
Play 127 Islands of the Pacific: historical note Sonia
00:01:41
Play 128 The first Australian colonists, by W. H. Lang Son of the Exiles
00:13:44
Play 129 Gold, gold, gold!, by W. H. Lang Son of the Exiles
00:18:38
Play 130 The missionary and the cannibals, by Reginald Horsley Jim Locke
00:18:46
Play 131 Hot-water basins, New Zealand, photograph, p. 502 Tomas Peter
00:02:37
Play 132 The story of Pitcairn Island, by Anonymous BettyB
00:11:58
Play 133 The last voyage of Captain Cook, by Charles C. B. Seymour BettyB
00:21:10
Play 134 The vengeance of the goddess Pele, by Kalakaua Lynda Marie Neilson
00:11:51
Play 135 Father Damien, the missionary to the lepers, by John C. Lambert Lynda Marie Neilson
00:21:50
Play 136 A visit to Aguinaldo, by Edwin Wildman SimonNix
00:10:11
Play 137 Preparing our Moros for government, by R. L. Bullard Jim Locke
00:42:11
Play 138 Baro Buddor, an ancient temple of Java, photograph, p. 562 Monika M. C.
00:02:48
Play 139 Detail of temple at Bramabanan, photograph p. 562 Monika M. C.
00:00:56
Play 140 A visit to a head-hunter of Borneo, by William Henry Furness, third Sandra Schmit
00:16:43