Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton
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Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton
By Sir John Barrow
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  • Transcriber's Note:
  • TRAVELS
    • IN
  • CHINA,
    • CONTAINING
      • DESCRIPTIONS, OBSERVATIONS, AND COMPARISONS, MADE AND COLLECTED IN THE COURSE OF A SHORT RESIDENCE AT THE IMPERIAL PALACE OF YUEN-MIN-YUEN, AND ON A SUBSEQUENT JOURNEY THROUGH THE COUNTRY FROM
    • DESCRIPTIONS, OBSERVATIONS, AND COMPARISONS, MADE AND COLLECTED IN THE COURSE OF A SHORT RESIDENCE AT THE IMPERIAL PALACE OF YUEN-MIN-YUEN, AND ON A SUBSEQUENT JOURNEY THROUGH THE COUNTRY FROM
    • PEKIN TO CANTON.
      • IN WHICH IT IS ATTEMPTED TO APPRECIATE THE RANK THAT THIS EXTRAORDINARY EMPIRE MAY BE CONSIDERED TO HOLD IN THE SCALE OF CIVILIZED NATIONS.
        • "NON CUIVIS HOMINI CONTINGIT ADIRE CORINTHUM." It is the lot of few to go to PEKIN.
        • LATE PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE EARL OF MACARTNEY, AND ONE OF HIS SUITE AS AMBASSADOR FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN TO THE EMPEROR OF CHINA.
      • "NON CUIVIS HOMINI CONTINGIT ADIRE CORINTHUM." It is the lot of few to go to PEKIN.
      • LATE PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE EARL OF MACARTNEY, AND ONE OF HIS SUITE AS AMBASSADOR FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN TO THE EMPEROR OF CHINA.
      • ILLUSTRATED WITH SEVERAL ENGRAVINGS.
        • LONDON: Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, IN THE STRAND. 1804.
        • TO
      • LONDON: Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, IN THE STRAND. 1804.
      • TO
    • IN WHICH IT IS ATTEMPTED TO APPRECIATE THE RANK THAT THIS EXTRAORDINARY EMPIRE MAY BE CONSIDERED TO HOLD IN THE SCALE OF CIVILIZED NATIONS.
      • "NON CUIVIS HOMINI CONTINGIT ADIRE CORINTHUM." It is the lot of few to go to PEKIN.
      • LATE PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE EARL OF MACARTNEY, AND ONE OF HIS SUITE AS AMBASSADOR FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN TO THE EMPEROR OF CHINA.
    • "NON CUIVIS HOMINI CONTINGIT ADIRE CORINTHUM." It is the lot of few to go to PEKIN.
    • LATE PRIVATE SECRETARY TO THE EARL OF MACARTNEY, AND ONE OF HIS SUITE AS AMBASSADOR FROM THE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN TO THE EMPEROR OF CHINA.
    • ILLUSTRATED WITH SEVERAL ENGRAVINGS.
      • LONDON: Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, IN THE STRAND. 1804.
      • TO
    • LONDON: Printed by A. Strahan, Printers-Street, FOR T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, IN THE STRAND. 1804.
    • TO
    • THE EARL OF MACARTNEY, K. B.
      • ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S MOST HONOURABLE PRIVY COUNCIL, &c. &c. &c.
      • THIS VOLUME OF TRAVELS IN CHINA, &c.
        • IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,
        • BY
        • JOHN BARROW.
      • IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,
      • BY
      • JOHN BARROW.
    • ONE OF HIS MAJESTY'S MOST HONOURABLE PRIVY COUNCIL, &c. &c. &c.
    • THIS VOLUME OF TRAVELS IN CHINA, &c.
      • IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,
      • BY
      • JOHN BARROW.
    • IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED,
    • BY
    • JOHN BARROW.
    • CONTENTS.
    • CHAP. I.
      • PRELIMINARY MATTER.
    • PRELIMINARY MATTER.
    • CHAP. II.
      • Occurrences and Observations in the Navigation of the Yellow Sea, and the Passage up the Pei-ho, or White River.
    • Occurrences and Observations in the Navigation of the Yellow Sea, and the Passage up the Pei-ho, or White River.
    • CHAP. III.
      • Journey through the Capital to a Country Villa of the Emperor. Return to Pekin. The Imperial Palace and Gardens of Yuen-min-yuen, and the Parks of Gehol.
    • Journey through the Capital to a Country Villa of the Emperor. Return to Pekin. The Imperial Palace and Gardens of Yuen-min-yuen, and the Parks of Gehol.
    • CHAP. IV.
      • Sketch of the State of Society in China.—Manners, Customs, Sentiments, and Moral Character of the People.
    • Sketch of the State of Society in China.—Manners, Customs, Sentiments, and Moral Character of the People.
    • CHAP. V.
      • Manners and Amusements of the Court—Reception of Embassadors.—Character and private Life of the Emperor—His Eunuchs and Women.
    • Manners and Amusements of the Court—Reception of Embassadors.—Character and private Life of the Emperor—His Eunuchs and Women.
    • CHAP. VI.
      • Language.—Literature, and the fine Arts.—Sciences.—Mechanics, and Medicine.
    • Language.—Literature, and the fine Arts.—Sciences.—Mechanics, and Medicine.
    • CHAP. VII.
      • Government—Laws—Tenures of Land and Taxes—Revenues—Civil and Military Ranks, and Establishments.
    • Government—Laws—Tenures of Land and Taxes—Revenues—Civil and Military Ranks, and Establishments.
    • CHAP. VIII.
      • Conjectures on the Origin of the Chinese.—Their Religious Sects,—Tenets,—and Ceremonies.
    • Conjectures on the Origin of the Chinese.—Their Religious Sects,—Tenets,—and Ceremonies.
    • CHAP. IX.
      • Journey from Tong-choo-foo to the Province of Canton.—Face of the Country, and its Productions.—Buildings and other Works.—Condition of the People.—State of Agriculture.—Population.
    • Journey from Tong-choo-foo to the Province of Canton.—Face of the Country, and its Productions.—Buildings and other Works.—Condition of the People.—State of Agriculture.—Population.
    • CHAP. X.
      • Journey through the Province of Canton.—Situation of Foreigners trading to this Port.—Conclusion.
    • Journey through the Province of Canton.—Situation of Foreigners trading to this Port.—Conclusion.
    • LIST OF PLATES.
    • ERRATA.
    • ADVERTISEMENT.
    • TRAVELS
      • IN
    • IN
    • CHINA.
    • CHAP. I.
      • PRELIMINARY MATTER.
    • PRELIMINARY MATTER.
    • CHAP. II.
      • Occurrences and Observations in the Navigation of the Yellow Sea, and the Passage up the Pei-ho, or White River.
    • Occurrences and Observations in the Navigation of the Yellow Sea, and the Passage up the Pei-ho, or White River.
    • CHAP. III.
      • Journey through the Capital to a Country Villa of the Emperor. Return to Pekin. The Imperial Palace and Gardens of Yuen-min-yuen, and the Parks of Gehol.
    • Journey through the Capital to a Country Villa of the Emperor. Return to Pekin. The Imperial Palace and Gardens of Yuen-min-yuen, and the Parks of Gehol.
    • CHAP. IV.
      • Sketch of the State of Society in China.—Manners, Customs, Sentiments, and Moral Character of the People.
    • Sketch of the State of Society in China.—Manners, Customs, Sentiments, and Moral Character of the People.
    • CHAP. V.
      • Manners and Amusements of the Court—Reception of Embassadors—Character and private Life of the Emperor—His Eunuchs and Women.
    • Manners and Amusements of the Court—Reception of Embassadors—Character and private Life of the Emperor—His Eunuchs and Women.
    • CHAP. VI.
      • Language.—Literature, and the fine Arts.—Sciences.—Mechanics, and Medicine.
      • CHINESE POPULAR AIRS.
    • Language.—Literature, and the fine Arts.—Sciences.—Mechanics, and Medicine.
    • CHINESE POPULAR AIRS.
    • CHAP. VII.
      • Government—Laws—Tenures of Land and Taxes—Revenues—Civil and Military Ranks, and Establishments.
    • Government—Laws—Tenures of Land and Taxes—Revenues—Civil and Military Ranks, and Establishments.
    • CHAP. VIII.
      • Conjectures on the Origin of the Chinese.—Their Religious Sects,—Tenets,—and Ceremonies.
    • Conjectures on the Origin of the Chinese.—Their Religious Sects,—Tenets,—and Ceremonies.
    • CHAP. IX.
      • Journey from Tong-choo-foo to the Province of Canton—Face of the Country, and its Productions.—Buildings and other Public Works.—Condition of the People—State of Agriculture.—Population.
    • Journey from Tong-choo-foo to the Province of Canton—Face of the Country, and its Productions.—Buildings and other Public Works.—Condition of the People—State of Agriculture.—Population.
    • CHAP. X.
      • Journey through the Province of Canton.—Situation of Foreigners trading to this Port.—Conclusion.
    • Journey through the Province of Canton.—Situation of Foreigners trading to this Port.—Conclusion.
    • CONCLUSION.
    • INDEX.
      • THE END.
    • THE END.
    • FOOTNOTES
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