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Twentieth - Century Impressions of Hong - hong, Shanghai, and other Treaty Ports of

China. (Lloyd's Greater Britain Publishing Company.)—This very stately volume gives us something like an encyclopaedia of that portiou of China which is in direct communication with Europe. Hong-kong and Shanghai occupy more than three-fourths of the book. First comes an historical sketch of them, including the other localities treated of. Then we•havo for each of the two cities particulars as to local govern- ment, finance, education, the fauna and flora, trade and industries, religious statistics, &e. Details are given of various matters relating to China generally. The Treaty Ports, and other localities, not included in this term, but specially connected with Western affairs, are described. All through there is a most abundant supply of illustrations.