• Frederick Martin
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


The form of government of the Chinese empire is strictly patriarchal. The sovereign called ‘Ta-hwang-li,’ or the Great Emperor, is regarded as the father of his people, and has unlimited power over all his subjects. The fundamental laws of the empire are laid down in the first of the ‘Four Books’ of Confucius, which prescribe the government of the state to be based upon the government of the family.


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Statistical and other Books of Reference concerning China

1. Official Publications

  1. China Directory for 1865. Sixth Annual Publication. Hongkong, 1865.Google Scholar
  2. Report by Lieutenant-Colonel Neale on British Trade at the nine new Ports opened to Commerce by the Treaty of Tientsin of 1858, and by the subsequent Convention of Peking of October 24, 1860, dated December 20, 1861; in ‘Reports of H.M.’s Secretaries of Embassy.’ No. V. London, 1862.Google Scholar
  3. Commercial Reports from II.AL’s Consuls in China 1862–64. 8. Pp. 187. London, 1865.Google Scholar
  4. Commercial Reports from H.M.’s Consuls in China and Siam. 8. London, 1865.Google Scholar

2. Non-Official Publications

  1. Abel (C.), Arbeiten der Kaiserlich. Russischen Gesandschaft zu Peking über China, sein Volk, seine Religion. Aus dem Russischen. 2 vols. 8. Berlin, 1858.Google Scholar
  2. Dans (J. F.), Description of China and its Inhabitants. 2 vols. 8. London, 1836.Google Scholar
  3. Gützlaff (C. F. A.), China Opened; or a Display of the Topography, History, Customs, Manners, Arts, Manufactures, Commerce, &c. of the Chinese Empire. 2 vols. 8. London, 1838.Google Scholar
  4. Hanspach (Rev. A.), Report for the Years 1863 and 1864 of the Chinese Vernacular Schools, established in the Sinon, Kiushen, Fayuen, and Chonglok districts of the Quangtung province. 8. Hongkong, 1865.Google Scholar
  5. Oliphant (Oscar), China; a popular history. 8. London, 1857.Google Scholar
  6. Osborn (Capt. Sherard), Past and Future of British Relations in China. 8. London, 1860.Google Scholar
  7. Pallu (Lieutenant Léopold), Relation de l’Expédition de Chine en 1860, rédigée d’après les documents officiels, avec l’autorisation de M. le Comte de Chasseloup-Laubat, Ministre de la Marine. 4. Paris, 1804.Google Scholar
  8. Sacharoff (T.), The Numerical Relations of the Population of China during the Four Thousand Years of its Historical Existence; or, the Rise and Fall of the Chinese Population. Translated into English by the Rev. W. Lobscheid. Also, the Chronology of the Chinese, from the Mythological Times up to the present Rules. 8. Hongkong, 1865.Google Scholar
  9. Topography of China and Neighbouring States, with Degrees of Longitude and Latitude. 8. Hongkong, 1864.Google Scholar
  10. Wells (S. Williams), The Chinese Commercial Guide, containing Treatise, Tariffs, Regulations, Tables, etc., useful in the trade to China and Eastern Asia. Fifth ed. 8. Hongkong, 1863.Google Scholar

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