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TAE REV. JAMES SUMMERS,
PROFESSOR OF THE CHINESE LANGUAGE IN KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON,

VOLUME II.

JULY 1871 TO JUNE 1872.

LONDON:

OFFICE, 3, GEORGE YARD, LOMBARD STREET, E.C.

All Rights Reserved

PREFACE. The Editor of the Phenix respectfully thanks the Subscribers at the end of this second year for their continued support of his undertaking, and he has reason to congratulate himself that so much interest has been shewn in the objects he has had in view. He is sensible of the imperfections of the work, and he hopes that they will excuse his shortcomings when they consider the arduous nature of his engagements. He has to thank especially the contributors who from time to time have rendered so much assistance, and in so able a manner. When these contributions are perused, Oriental scholars will know how to give them due appreciation, and they have we trust found them serviceable as units of a vast whole,--the knowledge of the Eastern world.

The Phoenix has now reached its third year with every prospect of success; still much more is required to enable the Editor to carry out efficiently the task he has set before him of enlightening the Western world on the history of the East. The papers presented to the subscribers are necessarily fragmentary, but still they are valuable, as they concern a very wide field about which we are still comparatively ignorant. The object we have before us is to accumulate materials, and every item of information adds to the heap. The work of generalization must be left to the heroes of science, who will not despise the meanest particles of truth. Borrowing the quotation from Li-sz, (a Chinese scholar and statesman, B.C. 231,) used by our present Minister in Peking on the title-page of one of his books, we may say :

Tai-shan jang t'u-jang
IIo-hai chě si-liu.
細不 河土 不 泰

流擇 海壤 讓山
The Great Tai mountain* does not decline the soil ;

The Rivers and Seas choose not the little streams.
Mr. Wade has freely rendered these lines thus:-

"The Hill doth not decline its clod of earth
Nor doth the flood elect what stream shall feed it."

Famous Mount in Shantung.

INDEX TO VOL. II.

173, 194

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Akásha is Swabhavika

13 Chinese Widow, The .
Alabaster, H., v. Minerals in Siam ..

14

Notes to .

197
The Wheel of the Law (review) 83

Children's Games

33
Akára, the ten
76 Celtic compared with Chinese, etc.

17
Artha, the ten

76 Casket of Gems, by S. Birch

69, 88, 105
Avalokiteswara

Notes to

106
Aston, W. G., on Turrettini
115 Chakshu, the five

76
v. Japanese Views on Com-
Comets, Observations on

84
117, 135 Cambodia, Notes on

85
Anthologie Japonaise (review)

131 China, Lecture on, by W. II. Medhurst 129
Ancient Japan, on

153
Northern Frontagers of

19
Annals of Nicote

27
Medical Missions in

37
Annamese Tribute Bearers

32

Diffusion of useful knowledge in 171
Arima, Hot Springs of

58

The claims of (A. Williamson)
Atsume Gusa (Jap. Trans.)

52, 115
Fishes of

152
Buddhist Philosophy 11, 44, 62, 76, 93, 122, et seq. -'s Place in Philology

67
worship, objects of
77 Cure for Jealousy

5, 21, 39
countries according to Burmese books 189 Chaitya, Note on

11
Bhikshu (Holy beggar) explained .
11 Chemistry in Chinese, Note on

16
Bandya

11 Chiu shin gura, (Japanese Drama) Epitome of 111
Bonze
.. 11 Commerce, Conversations on

157
Buddha, what

12 Contributions from Chinese for a lIistory of
Burmese history

26 Tartary
Bukharia, Little

29 Contributions towards the Materia Medica and
Bala, the ten

76 Natural History of China (review) 30
Beal, Rev. S., v. The Súrangama Sutra
92 Conversations on Commerce

157
Botany of Himálaya
126 Dharma, Diva Natura

12
Birch, S., v. The Casket of Gems . 69, 88, 105

Eastern Mongols

4
The Chinese Widow
173, 194 Edkins, Rev. J., v. Celtic, etc.

17
Buddhism, On Three Lectures on

Eitel, Rev. Dr., On Buddhism

34
Cradle of, in Burma
180, 204 Ethnology of Manchuria

19
Bukharia, Little

Fan Hechow, Biography of

101
Burma and Pegu, Annals of
26 Fay, Miss L. M., v. Chinese Celebrities

57
Carroll, Chas., v. Cure for Jealousy 5, 21, 39

Fable, Siamese

39
Chinese Celebrities
101 -Japanese

98
Coroners, Chinese
14 Fishes of China

152
Chinese Coroners
14 Games and sports of Chinese Children

33
Libraries in England
1 Geography--Central Asia

172
Celebrities, Su Jo-lan
57 Hoffinann, Dr. J. J., on Sake Brewing

2
Fan He-chow

101 Howorth, H. H., v. Eastern Mongols .. ..4
Seals in Ireland

132, 152

Ethnology of Manchuria 19,73

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