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"China" Article - Table of Contents

A. CHINA AS KNOWN TO THE ANCIENTS
Part 1. China as Known to the Ancients.

B. CHINA AS KNOWN TO MEDIAEVAL EUROPE

Part 2. China as Known to Mediaeval Europe.

C. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CHINA PROPER

Part 3. General Description of China Proper. Great Delta Plain.

Part 3a. Full Colour Map of China (Date: 1876).
Part 4. Mountain Ranges of China.
Part 5. Rivers of China.
Part 6. Lakes of China. Loess.
Part 7. Provinces of China: Introduction. Chinese Provinces - (1) Chih-Li [Hebei].
Part 8. Chinese Provinces - (2) Shan-tung [Shandong].
Part 9. Chinese Provinces - (3) Shan-se [Shanxi].
Part 10. Chinese Provinces - (4) Ho-nan [Henan].
Part 11. Chinese Provinces - (5) Keang-soo [Jiangsu].
Part 12. Chinese Provinces - (6) Gan-hwuy [Anhui].
Part 13. Chinese Provinces - (7) Keang-se [Jiangxi].
Part 14. Chinese Provinces - (8) Che-keang [Zhejiang].
Part 15. Chinese Provinces - (9) Fu-keen [Fujian], including Island of Formosa [Taiwan].
Part 16. Chinese Provinces - (10) Hoo-pih [Hubei].
Part 17. Chinese Provinces - (11) Hoo-nan [Hunan].
Part 18. Chinese Provinces - (12) Shen-se [Shaanxi].
Part 19. Chinese Provinces - (13) Kan-suh [Gansu].
Part 20. Chinese Provinces - (14) Sze-chuen [Sichuen].
Part 21. Chinese Provinces - (15) Kwang-tung [Guangdong].
Part 22. Chinese Provinces - (16) Kwang-se [Guangxi].
Part 23. Chinese Provinces - (17) Kwei-chow [Guizhou].
Part 24. Chinese Provinces - (18) Yun-nan [Yunnan].
Part 25. Chinese Provinces - (19) Shing-king [Liaoning].

D. CHINESE HISTORY
-- Ancient Era (Earliest Times to 221 BC)

Part 26. 3 Sovereigns and 5 Emperors; Xia Dynasty (2100-1600 BC); Shang Dynasty (1600-1046 BC); Zhou Dynasty (1122-256 BC).
-- Imperial Era (221 BC - 1911 AD)

Part 27. Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC).
Part 28. Han Dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD).
Part 29. Three Kingdoms (220-280). Jin Dynasty (265-420). Southern and Northern Dynasties (420-589).
Part 30. Sui Dynasty (581-618).
Part 31. Tang Dynasty (618-907). 5 Dynasties and 10 Kingdoms (907-960).
Part 32. Song Dynasty (960-1279).
Part 33. Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).

Part 34. Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Part 35. Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

E. CHINESE LANGUAGE
Part 36. Chinese Language - Introduction. Written Language.
Part 37. Written Language (cont.) - Different Classes of Chinese Characters; Different Styles of Writing.
Part 38. Spoken Chinese.
Part 39. Chinese Grammar - Introduction; Position of Words in Sentences.
Part 40. Chinese Grammar (cont.) - Gender; Number; Case; Degrees of Comparison.
Part 41. Chinese Grammar (cont.) - Pronouns; Numerals; Moods and Tenses.

F. CHINESE LITERATURE

Part 42. Chinese Literature.
Part 43. The Book of Changes.

Part 44. The Book of History.

Part 45. The Book of Rites. Spring and Autumn Annals.
Part 46. The Four Books.
Part 47. Doctrine and Style of Confucius. Wholesale Destruction of Books.
Part 48. Invention of Brush-Pencils and of Paper. Invention of Printing.
Part 49. Historical Records. Topographical Works.
Part 50. Encyclopaedias. Taoist Literature.
Part 51. Chinese Poetry. The Book of Odes.
Part 52. Later Poetry.
Part 53. Chinese Dramatic Literature. Abstract of a Play.

Part 54. Chinese Novels.

G. CHINESE GOVERNMENT

Part 55. Chinese Government - Introduction.
Part 56. Imperial Sacrifices.
Part 57. Government Boards. Provincial Governments.
Part 58. Official Corruption. Torture. Government Offices. Punishments.

H. SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC LIFE IN CHINA

Part 59. Social and Domestic Life in China - Introduction.
Part 60. Marriage Customs. Infanticide.
Part 61. Chinese Religion. Chinese Education.
Part 62. Everyday Customs. Opium Smoking.

I. TRANSPORT AND COMMUNICATIONS IN CHINA

Part 63. Railways and Telegraph Lines in China.


J. FURTHER READING
Part 64. Further Reading on China.




The above article was written by the following authors:

[Parts 1-2]
Col. Sir Henry Yule, R.E., K.C.S.I., C.B., Secretary of Public Works Department, India, 1857-62; edited The Book of Marco Polo for the Hakluyt Society; author The Book of the African Squadron Vindicated, Fortifications, and The Mission to the Court of Ava, 1855.

[Parts 3-64]
Robert Kennaway Douglas, Keeper of Oriental Printed Books and MSS. at the British Museum; Professor of Chinese, King's College, London; China Consular Service, 1858; Assistant in charge of Chinese Library, British Museum, 1865; author of The Language and Literature of China; Confucianism and Taoism; China; A Chinese Manual; and The Life of Li Hung-Chang.





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