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PROGRESS in science can only be achieved by making use of the materials collected, and by building upon foundations already laid. A knowledge of the literature becomes therefore an indispensable necessity. The present work is an effort to meet a desideratum in this respect, which as yet is unsupplied.
We have made use of the works mentioned under part I and have to thank N. B. Dennys, Ph. D., of Hongkong, for the liberal manner, in which he has placed the commencement of a similar work of his own at our disposal.
We are not aware, that any important work has been omitted, but should such be the case, criticism ought to be lenient, considering that the work was compiled in the centre of China (at Kiukiang and Peking) and with access to none but private libraries.
TABLE OF CONTENTS.
B. The Chinese Empire.
XII. NATURAL HISTORY:
b. Climatology, Geo-
logy, Mineralogy 139
cal Observations 156
XIII. CHINA AND
a. General description
of the Empire... 157
b. Government, Law,
On Coinage and
c. Customs and Man-
d. Arts, Industry, A-
Rearing of Silk
1. General, Con-
GEOGRAPHY AND TRA-
a. General Geography
b. The Open Ports ... 104
3. Mohammeda -
2. Political Re-
c. Tibetan Language
and Literature... 308
List of Works which formed the foundation
of the present compilation,
1 MEUSELIUS, J. G., Bibliotheca historica. Lip
siae, 1784-1802, 11 vols., 8vo.; Vol. II, pars. II
on China. 2 TERNAUX-COMPANS, H., Bibliothèque asiatique
et afriquaine. Paris, 1841, 8vo. 3 WILLIAMS, S. W., List of foreign works upon
China. Chinese Repository, XVIII, pp. 402
657. 4 KONER, W., Repertorium über die von 1800-1850
in akad. Abhandlungen, etc. auf dem Gebiete der Geschichte erschienenen Aufsätze. Berlin, 1852, 8vo. ,
Continuation of No. 1, Meuselius. 5 ZENKER, J. T., Bibliotheca orientalis. Manuel de
bibliographie orientale. Leipzig, 1861, 2 vols.,
8vo. 6 ANDREAE, V. and GEIGER, J., Bibliotheca si
nologica. Uebersichtliche Zusammenstellung als
See J. Mohl, Journ. As., III, 370, 1864.
1863. 7 Catalogue of books relating to China and the
East, 8vo. This is the catalogue of A. Wylie's library, now in the R. A. S., Shanghai.