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INTRODUCTION.-General View of what Travellers are likely
to meet with in China.--Mistaken Notions entertained with re-
OCCURRENCES AND OBSERVATIONS IN THE NAVIGATION
Different Testimonies that have been given of the Chinese Charac-
ter. Comparison of China with Europe in the sixteenth Century.
of the Tyrians.-Reasons for conjecturing that the Hottentots may
JOURNEY THROUGH THE CAPITAL TO A COUNTRY VILLA
Order of Procession from Tong-choo to the Capital.Crowd assem-
bled on the Occasion.—Appearance of Pekin without and within
yuen.-Lord Macartney's Description of the Eastern and West-
SKETCH OF THE STATE OF SOCIETY IN CHINA. MAN.
Condition of Women, a Criterion of the State of Society.–Degraded
State of in China.-Domestic manners unfavourable to Filial Af-
Of the Prime Minister. - Comparison of the
MANNERS AND AMUSEMENTS OF THE COURT.--RECEP-
General Character of the Court-Of the Buildings about the Palace.
-Lord Macartney's Account of his Introduction.Of the Cele-
LANGUAGE.---LITERATURE, AND THE FINE ARTS.
SCIENCES.-MECHANICS, AND MEDICINE.
Opinion of the Chinese Language being hieroglyphical erroneous.
Doctor Hager's mistakes.--Etymological Comparisons fallacious.
GOVERNMENT-LAWS-TENURES OF LAND AND TAXES
REVENUES-CIVIL AND MILITARY RANKS, AND ES-
Opinions on which the Executive Authority is grounded. Principle
on which an Emperor of China seldomi appears in public.-The