This highly readable history dates from the late 19th century, starting with the earliest known legends of the "Middle Kingdom," and ranging forward to an intriguing series of portraits of the author's Chinese contemporaries. Subjects include functions and powers of government, forms of punishment, religion, gods, and Confucian philosophy. 140 black-and-white illustrations.
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This Elibron Classics book is a facsimile reprint of a 1878 edition by Macmillan and Co., London.
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