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Mammoth Trees of California, a symbol of the Chinese Empire-21. Several

respects in which it is the first in the world—23. Peculiar Relations to
United States — Source of our Aborigines—23. Discovery of America-

Indians” means Chinese Marco Polo-24. Subsequent efforts to reach
China-Ponce de Leon-Object of Carver's visit to Minnesota-25. Era
of Discovery of Gold in California-Importance of the Immigration of the
Chinese to this Continent-Interest to the Historian, to the Philosopher, to
the Patriot, to the Christian—26. Future of this Immigration–The two
National Elements—Resemblances of the two Countries, of the people-Dif-
ferences, as to History, Arts, Labor, Population-Probable Influence of

China on the New World— Importance of understanding our Relations

and Duties—28. Influence of the two nations on others bordering the

Pacific ocean-31.

CHAPTER III.

GEOGRAPHY, VEGETABLE PRODUCTIONS, ANIMALS.

Remarkable Physical Resemblances between China and the United States, Lati-

tude, Contour, Gulf Stream, Climate, River Systems, Minerals, Vegetable
Productions, Races, Institutions-50. Extent of Empire-Varieties of Cli-

mate, etc.—52. General Aspect—53. Yang-tsz-kiang and Yellow rivers-

55. Provinces of North and East, Peking, Nanking, regions whence Tea

and Silk come-57. Mining regions, Volcanic signs, Petroleum, etc., in the

West—58. Cassia and Camphor districts—59. Description of Canton

Province-60. Manchuria and Colonial Regions north; Ginseng, cause of

first trouble between China and United States, letter from Rev. Jonathan

Edwards--61. Amoor region-62. Mongols—Tibetan tribes--62. For-

mosa and other Islands—64. European nations long counted “tributary”

-64. Zoology-Numerous wild Animals—65. Splendid native Birds

Fishing Cormorants — Quail-fighting—66. Reptiles—67. Fish, endless

variety-Gold and Silver fish—How brought to America—68. Curious

Insects—68. Splendid Moths-Cricket-fighting—Cicadas—69. Sources of

Wax-Mantis, or Soothsayer-70. Abundance and variety of Vegetable

Productions—71. Tea, sources, cultivation-72. Fortune's botanical ex-

plorations, takes Tea to Assam–72. Difference of Green and Black Tea

–74. Processes of Manufacture—75. Painted green to suit Americans

and English–77. The national Beverage in China, Tartary, etc.—78.

Chinese Eulogies upon it—79. Rice, its Cultivation—79. Simplicity of

Agricultural Implements—80. Sugar and its uses—81. Cultivation of

Cotton and Mulberry-Silk-82. Bamboo, its uses--Paper and Printing

–83. Camphor and Tallow trees-Japan, or Lacker varnish–87.

joicings over successful Candidates--117. Number and Character of Civil
officers—119. Power and responsibility of highest Officers—120. Peking,
the present Capital-Description of city-122. Principal Temples-Scenes
in Streets—The new part—Triumphal Arches-124.

Closer Communion of China with sister Nations—Romantic history of Zingis

Khan—198. Conquest of China by Kublai Khan-His illustrious Cha-
racter–199. Capital established at Peking-201. Paper Money-Grand
Canal opened, Utility of it—202. Residence of Matteo and Nicolo Polo
in China-Sent as Ambassadors to the Pope of Rome—204. Visit of

Marco Polo—Valuable Narrative of his Travels—206. His Description

of the Improvements made by Kublai Khan-Accommodations for Trav-

elers-Extent and good order of Cities--208. War with the Japanese

-211. Grand Festival on Birth-day of Emperor-212. The Imperial

Palaces-Tartar Hunts-214. Extent of Mongol Dominions—216. Favor

to Buddhism-217. Decay of Mongols—217. A poor lad rises to the Im-

perial Throne—218. Comparison of China and Europe at that Period—

219. Character of Marco Polo—219.

THE GREAT KIÉN-LUNG.

Resemblance of Kien-lung to Kang-hi-Extraordinary Length of their Reigns

-296. Princes of the Empire—297. Persecutions of the Jesuits—299.

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