~~ The Chinese and Japanese
Repository of Facts and Events
~~
Volume 1, Issues No. 1-12, 1863-4

 
Summers, Rev. James:
The Chinese and Japanese Repository of Facts and Events in Science, History and Art, Relating to Eastern Asia, Volume 1, W.H. Allen and Company, printed by T. Combe, E. Pickard Hall, and H. Latham, Printers to the University, London, 8vo, ca 1864, brown blind stamped cloth with gilt decoration on front cover and gilt lettering and decoration on the spine, July 1863 through June 1864, Nos. 1-12, published monthly, bound into a single volume, 524 pp. An early and important journal covering both China and Japan. Both nations were experiencing popular and often violent opposition to the presence of foreigners. The journal documents these events as they are viewed by Westerners in China and Japan and reflected in politics and actions taken in London. Many topics are discussed, often in great depth in a serial format. Representative subjects covered include the Israelites in China, Chinese literature, drama, fables and poetry, Chinese mathematics, earthquakes in both China and Japan, the aboriginal tribes in China, religious practices in China and Japan, the British reprisal destruction at Kagoshima in Japan, the Lay-Osborn Expedition to China, Mongolian language and literature, British commerce with Japan, the conquest of the Island Taiwan (Formosa) by the Chinese in 1662, the railways in China, missionary medical practice in Peking in 1861-2. The primary writer and editor was Rev. James Summers. Other writers include Alexander Wylie, Theodore Hamberg, J.E. Edkins, M.G. Pauthier, M. Leon de Rosny, John Bowring, Alex. Bowers, W. Lockhart, Reinhold Rost and Professor Bazin.

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Contents


July, 1863
     Introductory Essay on the Scope and Objects of the Chinese and
      Japanese Repository [James Summers]                                   1-12
I.   Israelites in China [Alexander Wylie]                                 13-22
II.  The Visions of Hung-Siu-tshuen,  and Origin  of the Kwang-si
      Insurrection [Theodore Hamberg]                                      22-29
III. On the Present State of Science, Literature, and Literary Criticism
      in China [J.E. Edkins]                                               29-32
IV.  Thoughts on the Past and the Future of China [de Lautre]              32-36
V.   Literary Notices. -- Chinese and Japanese Bibliography -- Reviews.
      The Study of the Chinese and Japanese Languages in Europe            36-42
      
August
I.    Israelites in China [Alexander Wylie]                                43-52
II.   The Visions of Hung-Siu-tshuen, and Origin of the Kwang-si
       Insurrection [Theodore Hamberg]                                    53-63
III.  On the Present State of Science, Literature, and Literary Criticism
       in China [J.E. Edkins]                                              63-69
IV.   Thoughts on the Past and the Future of China [de Lautre]             70-77
V.    A Memoir of Remusat                                                  77-84
VI.   Notices of the Political Aspect of Affairs in China and Japan, and 
       a Summary of the Events of the Last Three Months relating thereto   
       [James Summers]                                                     84-90
       
September
I.    Chinese Romance. --The Elfin Foxes [Samuel Birch]                    91-99
II.   The Visions of Hung-Siu-tshuen, and Origin  of the Kwang-si
       Insurrection [Theodore Hamberg]                                    99-111
III.  On the Application of the Roman Alphabet to the Languages and
       Various Spoken Dialects of China and Japan [James Summers]        112-124
IV.   A Memoir of Marco Polo, the Venetian Traveller to Tartary and
       China [M.G. Pauthier]                                             124-129
V.    A Chinese Ballad, freely done into English Verse [James Summers]   129-132
VI.   Notices of the Political Aspect of Affairs in China and 
       Japan, -- The Impending War in Japan. Earthquake in 
       Manila -- Death of Rev. W.C. Milne at Peking [James Summers]      132-138

October
I.    The Miau-tsz, or Aboriginal Tribes, inhabiting various Highlands
       in the Southern and Western Provinces of China Proper  
       [reprinted from the "Chinese Repository"                          139-149
II.   The Visions of Hung-Siu-tshuen, and Origin of the Kwang-si
       Insurrection [Theodore Hamberg]                                   150-163
III.  On the Religious Practices and Superstitions of the Annamites 
       [Reinhold Rost]                                                   163-169
IV.   A Memoir of Marco Polo, the Venetian Traveller to Tartary and
       China [M.G. Pauthier]                                             169-188
V.    Documents concerning the Present State of Affairs in Japan, in
       relation to the European Powers - Japanese Hostilities        
       [James Summers]                                                   189-202
       
November
I.    Opening Lecture on the Japanese Language [M. Leon de Rosny]        203-214
II.   Fables of Beasts and Birds in Chinese, with a Notice of Professor
       Julien's "Les Avadanas. Contes et Apologues Indiens"              
       [Reinhold Rost]                                                   214-217
III.  Memoir of Klaproth [from "Bigraphie Universelle']                  217-220
IV.   The Religious  Sects  and the  Principal  Events  of the  Modern
       History of Japan [from the "Chinese Repository"]                  220-232
V.    Notices of Annam or Cochin-China [James Summers]                   232-239
VI.   The State of our Relations with Japan.--The Destruction of 
       Kagosima, the Capital of the Prince of Satsuma's Dominions, &c.
       [James Summers]                                                   239-242
       
December
I.    Our Policy and Prospects in Japan [James Summers]                  243-248
II.   Extracts from  Histories and Fables, to which Allusions are 
       frequently made in Chinese Literature [John Bowring]              248-254
III.  Memoir of Klaproth [from "Bigraphie Universelle']                  254-267
IV.   The Yang-tze-kiang and the New Treaty Ports [Alex. Bowers]         268-270
V.    Notices of Annarn or Cochin-China                                  271-276
VI.   The Trade with Japan [from the "Gazette"]                          276-279
VII.  State Papers relating to the Recent Destruction of Kagosima in
       Japan, &c. [James Summers]                                        280-290
       
January, 1864. 
I.    The Poetry of the Chinese [John Francis Davis]                     291-307
II.   Extracts from Histories and Fables, to which Allusions are 
       frequently made in Chinese Literature [John Bowring]              307-315
III.  Japan: its Political State; its People, Laws, Prisons, &c 
       [from the "Chinese Repository"]                                   315-321
IV.   The Lay-Osborn Expedition to China [James Summers]                 321-322

February
I.    The Poetry of the Chinese [John Francis Davis]                     323-343
II.   Extracts from Histories and Fables, to which Allusions are 
       frequently made in Chinese Literature [John Bowring]              344-349
III.  Japan : its Political State; its People, Laws, Prisons, &c.        
       [from the "Chinese Repository"]                                   350-356
IV.   Lui-fung Ta, "Thunder-Peak Pagoda," or "The Story of Han-wan 
       and the White Serpent"                                            357-365
V.    Official Papers, &c. [James Summers]                               365-376
VI.   Summary of the News of the Month from China and Japan
       [James Summers]                                                   376-378

March
I.    The Mythology of the Dayaks of Banjer-masing [a German Missionary]  379-391
II.   Extracts from Histories and Fables, to which Allusions are 
       frequently made in Chinese Literature [John Bowring]               391-397
III.  A Sketch of the Mongolian Language and Literature [H. Conon]        398-400
IV.   Lui-fung Ta, "Thunder-Peak Pagoda," or "The Story of Han-wan 
       and the White Serpent"                                             401-410
       
April
I.    The Science of the Chinese.  Arithmetic 
       [from the "North China Herald"]                                    411-417
II.   Extracts from Histories and Fables, to which Allusions are 
       frequently made in Chinese Literature [John Bowring]               418-424
III.  The Conquest of the Island Tai-wan (Formosa) by the Chinese
       Kosenya or Coshinga, A. D. 1662 [from "Nippon of Von Siebold]      424-428
IV.   Lui-fung Ta, "Thunder-Peak Pagoda," or "The Story of Han-wan and 
       the White Serpent"                                                 429-435
V.    The Chinese Drama [Professor Bazin]                                 435-441
VI.   Notices of Books, &c. [James Summers]                               441-442

May
I.    On Railways in China [James Summers]                                443-448
II.   The Science of the Chinese.  Arithmetic 
       [from the "North China Herald"]                                    448-457
III.  Suttee in China                                                     457-461
IV.   Lui-fung Ta, "Thunder-Peak Pagoda," or "The  Story of Han-wan 
       and the "White Serpent"                                            461-468
V.    Extracts from A. London's "Journal of a Mission to Siam"            
       [R. Rost]                                                          469-472
VI.   Medical Missionary Practice in Peking in 1861-2 [W. Lockhart]       472-480
VII.  Notices of Recent Publications on Chinese, &c.                      480-482

June
I.    Medical Missionary Practice in Peking in 1861-2 [W. Lockhart]       483-494
II.   The Science of the Chinese.  Arithmetic
       [from the "North China Herald"]                                    494-500
III.  Extracts from Histories and Fables, to which Allusions are 
       frequently made in Chinese Literature [John Bowring]               500-503
IV.   Lui-fung Ta, "Thunder-Peak Pagoda," or "The Story of Han-wan and 
       the White Serpent"                                                 503-513
V.    Record of Events in China & Japan during the First Four Months 
       of 1864 [James Summers]                                            513-522

Index to Volume 1                                                         523-524


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