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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.

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B. The Chinese Empire.

c. Peking

109

d. Chusan

111

e. Formosa

f. Hainan

114

g. Maps

115

h. Travels

117

XII. NATURAL HISTORY:

a. General

138

b. Climatology, Geo-

logy, Mineralogy 139

C. Botany

142

On Tea

148

d. Zoology

149

Appendix: Medi-

cal Observations 156

XIII. CHINA AND

THE CHI-

NESE:

ners

a. General description

of the Empire... 157

b. Government, Law,

Army

170

On Coinage and

Coins

178

c. Customs and Man-

180

d. Arts, Industry, A-

griculture 191

Silk manufacture,

Rearing of Silk

Worms

197

e. Sciences

198

f. Religions:

1. General, Con-

82

GEOGRAPHY AND TRA-

VELS:

a. General Geography

and Topography,

Population, Sta-

tistics

94

b. The Open Ports ... 104

XI.

I.

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
Wegweiser durch das Gebiet der sinologischen
Literatur. Frankfurt a/m, 1864, 8vo.

See J. Mohl, Journ. As., III, 370, 1864.
A selection of European publications up to

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.

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