By Fa Hien, James Legge
The current paintings contains 3 elements: the interpretation of Fa-hien's Narrative of his Travels; copious Notes; and the chinese language textual content of a replica from Japan.
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13 ‘Chinamen’ were increasingly held in abhorrence and it was reported that only the risk of infection saved them from ‘violence at the hands of the unthinking and vengeful among the lower classes’. Despite this risk, ‘hooligan gangs’ in the Rocks area of Sydney used the pretext that they were preventing the spread of smallpox to abuse and assault Chinese passers-by. 15 ‘Out You Go John,You and Your Smallpox’ Illustrated Sydney News, 9 July 1881, p. indd 33 29/08/12 1:45 PM Australia’s Asia Attempts were also made to exclude the Chinese from public spaces and forms of transport.
34 It also found a more ominous motive for the government’s actions, claiming that Parkes was using the Chinese as a scapegoat to cover up a scandalous neglect of public health policy. 35 The Bulletin’s attack on Parkes was echoed by the Australasian Medical Gazette. Its editor, Dr Frederick Milford, described the state of public health in the colony as ‘conspicuous for her wants of medical and sanitary legislation’, being ‘the only one of the group of the Australian colonies which is without a Health Act and a Board of Health’.
A Record of Buddhistic Kingdoms by Fa Hien, James Legge